Upstream information

CVE-2018-11770 at MITRE

Description

From version 1.3.0 onward, Apache Spark's standalone master exposes a REST API for job submission, in addition to the submission mechanism used by spark-submit. In standalone, the config property 'spark.authenticate.secret' establishes a shared secret for authenticating requests to submit jobs via spark-submit. However, the REST API does not use this or any other authentication mechanism, and this is not adequately documented. In this case, a user would be able to run a driver program without authenticating, but not launch executors, using the REST API. This REST API is also used by Mesos, when set up to run in cluster mode (i.e., when also running MesosClusterDispatcher), for job submission. Future versions of Spark will improve documentation on these points, and prohibit setting 'spark.authenticate.secret' when running the REST APIs, to make this clear. Future versions will also disable the REST API by default in the standalone master by changing the default value of 'spark.master.rest.enabled' to 'false'.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Pending

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v3 Scores
  SUSE
Base Score 6.5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact None
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1104760 [IN_PROGRESS]

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Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
HPE Helion OpenStack 8 spark Affected
SUSE Manager Server 3.0 spark Not affected
SUSE Manager Server 3.1 spark Not affected
SUSE Manager Server 3.2 spark-core Not affected
SUSE Openstack Cloud 8 spark Affected