Cloudera Manager up to 3.7.4 Configuration Manager taskcontroller.cfg cryptographic issues

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A vulnerability was found in Cloudera Manager up to 3.7.4 (Cloud Software) and classified as critical. Affected by this issue is some unknown processing of the file taskcontroller.cfg of the component Configuration Manager. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a cryptographic issues vulnerability. Using CWE to declare the problem leads to CWE-310. Impacted is confidentiality, integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

Cloudera Manager 3.7.x before 3.7.5 and Service and Configuration Manager 3.5, when Kerberos is not enabled, does not properly install taskcontroller.cfg, which allows remote authenticated users to impersonate arbitrary user accounts via unspecified vectors, a different vulnerability than CVE-2012-1574.

The weakness was shared 04/12/2012 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at This vulnerability is handled as CVE-2012-2230 since 04/12/2012. The exploitation is known to be easy. The attack may be launched remotely. Required for exploitation is a simple authentication. There are known technical details, but no exploit is available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1600.

The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 11920 (Cloudera Manager Remote Code Execution Vulnerability.).

Upgrading to version 3.7.4 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the vulnerability database at Secunia (SA48776†). The entry VDB-5032 is related to this item.







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Class: Cryptographic issues
CWE: CWE-310

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Remote: Yes

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Upgrade: Manager 3.7.4


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CVE: CVE-2012-2230 (🔍)
X-Force: 74823
Secunia: 48776 - Cloudera Manager Hadoop User Impersonation Vulnerability, Less Critical

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Created: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM
Updated: 12/01/2021 08:10 AM
Changes: 03/23/2015 04:50 PM (51), 02/16/2019 03:24 PM (7), 12/01/2021 08:04 AM (3), 12/01/2021 08:10 AM (1)
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