CVE-2023-30465: Apache InLong SQL injection Vulnerability
Apache InLong is a comprehensive, powerful framework designed for the seamless integration of massive data sets, providing automatic, secure, and reliable data transmission capabilities. With support for both batch and stream data processing, InLong empowers developers to build robust data analysis, modeling, and real-time applications based on streaming data. However, even the most powerful frameworks are not immune to security vulnerabilities. A recently identified security vulnerability (CVE-2023-30465) in Apache InLong poses a risk to users’ data security.
CVE-2023-30465: SQL Injection in Apache InLong
The important severity vulnerability, classified as CVE-2023-30465, is an SQL injection issue stemming from the improper neutralization of special elements used in an SQL command. This security flaw affects Apache InLong versions 1.4.0 through 1.5.0.
An attacker exploiting this vulnerability can manipulate the “orderType” parameter and the ordering of the returned content using an SQL injection attack. By doing so, the attacker can extract the username of the user with ID 1 from the “user” table, one character at a time.
This vulnerability poses a significant risk to user data security and potentially opens the door to more extensive data breaches or unauthorized access to sensitive information.
The discovery of CVE-2023-30465 is attributed to escape Wang, a security researcher who has been instrumental in identifying and reporting security vulnerabilities in various software systems.
Mitigating the Risks: Steps to Secure Your Apache InLong Deployment
To protect your Apache InLong deployment from the CVE-2023-30465 vulnerability, users are advised to take the following actions:
- Upgrade to Apache InLong 1.6.0: The latest version of Apache InLong, 1.6.0, addresses this security vulnerability and provides a stable, secure environment for data processing and transmission.
- Cherry-pick the security patch: For users who cannot immediately upgrade to Apache InLong 1.6.0, cherry-picking the security patch from the 1.6.0 release can help mitigate the risk posed by the SQL injection vulnerability.