RHEL 7 : hsqldb (RHSA-2022:8560)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 168028


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 7 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the RHSA-2022:8560 advisory.

- Those using java.sql.Statement or java.sql.PreparedStatement in hsqldb (HyperSQL DataBase) to process untrusted input may be vulnerable to a remote code execution attack. By default it is allowed to call any static method of any Java class in the classpath resulting in code execution. The issue can be prevented by updating to 2.7.1 or by setting the system property hsqldb.method_class_names to classes which are allowed to be called. For example, System.setProperty(hsqldb.method_class_names, abc) or Java argument
-Dhsqldb.method_class_names=abc can be used. From version 2.7.1 all classes by default are not accessible except those in java.lang.Math and need to be manually enabled. (CVE-2022-41853)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 168028

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2022-8560.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 11/21/2022

Updated: 5/25/2023

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Frictionless Assessment Agent, Nessus Agent, Agentless Assessment, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 10

Temporal Score: 7.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2022-41853


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hsqldb, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hsqldb-demo, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hsqldb-javadoc, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:hsqldb-manual

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/RedHat/release, Host/RedHat/rpm-list, Host/cpu

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/21/2022

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/6/2022

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2022-41853

CWE: 470

RHSA: 2022:8560