A local privilege escalation issue was found with the APM Java agent, where a user on the system could attach a malicious file to an application running with the APM Java agent. Using this vector, a malicious or compromised user account could use the agent to run commands at a higher level of permissions than they possess. This vulnerability affects users that have set up the agent via the attacher cli 3, the attach API 2, as well as users that have enabled the profiling_inferred_spans_enabled option
Published 2021-12-08 22:15:09
Updated 2021-12-14 00:23:17
Source Elastic
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Gain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-37941

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-37941

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.4
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.4
6.4
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2021-37941

  • The product does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor.
    Assigned by:
    • bressers@elastic.co (Secondary)
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2021-37941

Products affected by CVE-2021-37941

  • Elastic » Apm Agent » For Java
    Versions from including (>=) 1.10.0 and up to, including, (<=) 1.26.0
    cpe:2.3:a:elastic:apm_agent:*:*:*:*:*:java:*:*
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