Metabase LFI (CVE-2021-41277)

high Nessus Plugin ID 163589


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


A local file inclusion vulnerability exists in Metabase due to a security issue present in GeoJSON map support that leads to a local file inclusion vulnerabiltity. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this, via a specially crafted HTTP GET request, to download arbitrary files with root privileges and examine environment variables.


Upgrade to Metabase version x.40.5, x.41 or later

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 163589

File Name: metabase_lfi_cve-2021-41277.nbin

Version: 1.30

Type: remote

Family: Web Servers

Published: 7/29/2022

Updated: 4/15/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 4.4


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.9

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-41277


Risk Factor: High

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: CVSS:3.0/E:P/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:metabase:metabase

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Metabase

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/23/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/23/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-41277