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Security Issues


Please send security vulnerability reports to the Help Desk.

Submitting an Issue

When we receive a security issue we evaluate it and, if we identify it as a vulnerability, we will work to fix it or to propose a remediation according to the issue severity.

Embedded COTS

The following cots library are integrated in Punchplatform deployment and are used in integration with Punchplatform proprietary code :

  • Kafka
  • Spark
  • Storm
  • Zookeeper
  • Ceph
  • Auditbeat
  • Cephbeat
  • Elasticsearch
  • Filebeat
  • Kibana
  • Logstash
  • Metricbeat
  • Packetbeat
  • ModSecurity

The applicable cots version are listed in the Release notes for your version

Third-party libraries

Product name DAVE 6.0.0
siddhi-core  4.3.17

Severity Levels

Punchplatform security advisories include a severity level. This severity level is based on our self-appreciation for each specific vulnerability for the Punchplatform product.

  • Critical
  • High
  • Medium
  • Low

Severity Level: Critical

Vulnerabilities that score in the critical range usually have most of the following characteristics:

  • Exploitation of the vulnerability likely results in root-level compromise of servers or infrastructure devices.

  • Exploitation is usually straightforward, in the sense that the attacker does not need any special authentication credentials.

For critical vulnerabilities, is advised that you patch or upgrade as soon as possible, unless you have other mitigating measures in place.

For example, a mitigating factor could be if your installation is not accessible from the Internet.

Severity Level: High

Vulnerabilities that score in the high range usually have some of the following characteristics:

  • The vulnerability is difficult to exploit.
  • Exploitation could result in elevated privileges.
  • Exploitation could result in a significant data loss or downtime.

Severity Level: Medium

Vulnerabilities that score in the medium range usually have some of the following characteristics:

  • Vulnerabilities where exploitation provides only very limited access.
  • Vulnerabilities that require user privileges for successful exploitation.

Severity Level: Low

Vulnerabilities in the low range typically have very little impact on an platform's business. Exploitation of such vulnerabilities usually requires local or physical system access.

Announced Vulnerabilities

Security Advisory  Date  Level  Component Affects Vulnerability summary  Mitigation
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How to upgrade

In the case of updating a component of the platform, the guides below let you apply the corrections in function of the type of component to be updated.

Upgrade an Elastic component

Because Elasticsearch, Kibana, Logstash and the Elastic Beats are dependent on each other for the same versions. Applying a patch on one of the components may cause the other components to update.