Apache Flink local file inclusion Vulnerability (direct check)

medium Nessus Plugin ID 146314
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VPR Score: 7.1


The web application running on the remote web server is affected by a local file inclusion vulnerability.


A change introduced in Apache Flink 1.11.0 (and released in 1.11.1 and 1.11.2 as well) allows attackers to read any file on the local filesystem of the JobManager through the REST interface of the JobManager process. Access is restricted to files accessible by the JobManager process.


Upgrade to Flink 1.11.3 or 1.12.0 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 146314

File Name: apache_flink_cve-2020-17519.nbin

Version: 1.5

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 2/9/2021

Updated: 4/20/2021

Dependencies: apache_flink_webui_detect.nbin

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

VPR Score: 7.1

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-17519

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:POC/RL:OF/RC:C

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:apache:flink

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Apache Flink

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/18/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/5/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-17519