KNIME Server up to 4.13.5/4.14.2/4.15.2 ZIP Archive Extraction path traversal

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A vulnerability classified as critical has been found in KNIME Server up to 4.13.5/4.14.2/4.15.2. Affected is an unknown function of the component ZIP Archive Extraction Handler. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a path traversal vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-22. The software uses external input to construct a pathname that is intended to identify a file or directory that is located underneath a restricted parent directory, but the software does not properly neutralize special elements within the pathname that can cause the pathname to resolve to a location that is outside of the restricted directory. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

A directory traversal vulnerability in the ZIP archive extraction routines of KNIME Server since 4.3.0 can result in arbitrary files being overwritten on the server's file system. This vulnerability is also known as 'Zip-Slip'. An attacker can create a KNIME workflow that, when being uploaded, can overwrite arbitrary files that the operating system user running the KNIME Server process has write access to. The user must be authenticated and have permissions to upload files to KNIME Server. This can impact data integrity (file contents are changed) or cause errors in other software (vital files being corrupted). It can even lead to remote code execution if executable files are being replaced and subsequently executed by the KNIME Server process user. In all cases the attacker has to know the location of files on the server's file system, though. Note that users that have permissions to upload workflows usually also have permissions to run them on the KNIME Server and can therefore already execute arbitrary code in the context of the KNIME Executor's operating system user. There is no workaround to prevent this vulnerability from being exploited. Updates to fixed versions 4.13.6, 4.14.3, or 4.15.3 are advised.

The weakness was released 11/24/2022. The advisory is available at This vulnerability is traded as CVE-2022-44748 since 11/04/2022. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not available. This vulnerability is assigned to T1006 by the MITRE ATT&CK project.

Upgrading to version 4.13.6, 4.14.3 or 4.15.3 eliminates this vulnerability.




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Class: Path traversal
ATT&CK: T1006

Local: No
Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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Upgrade: Server 4.13.6/4.14.3/4.15.3


11/04/2022 CVE reserved
11/24/2022 +20 days Advisory disclosed
11/24/2022 +0 days VulDB entry created
11/24/2022 +0 days VulDB last update


Status: Confirmed

CVE: CVE-2022-44748 (🔒)


Created: 11/24/2022 01:04 PM
Changes: 11/24/2022 01:04 PM (50)
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