Upstream information

CVE-2020-13936 at MITRE


An attacker that is able to modify Velocity templates may execute arbitrary Java code or run arbitrary system commands with the same privileges as the account running the Servlet container. This applies to applications that allow untrusted users to upload/modify velocity templates running Apache Velocity Engine versions up to 2.2.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 9
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Complete
Integrity Impact Complete
Availability Impact Complete
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 8.8 8.8
Access Vector Network Network
Access Complexity Low Low
Privileges Required Low Low
User Interaction None None
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High High
Integrity Impact High High
Availability Impact High High
CVSSv3 Version 3.1 3.1
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1183360 [CONFIRMED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP2
  • velocity >= 1.7-3.3.1
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Open Buildservice Development Tools 15 SP2
  • velocity-demo >= 1.7-3.3.1
  • velocity-javadoc >= 1.7-3.3.1
  • velocity-manual >= 1.7-3.3.1
openSUSE Leap 15.2
  • velocity >= 1.7-lp152.5.3.1
  • velocity-demo >= 1.7-lp152.5.3.1
  • velocity-javadoc >= 1.7-lp152.5.3.1
  • velocity-manual >= 1.7-lp152.5.3.1

Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Development Tools 15 SP2 velocity Released