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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 :

COTS Version
Kafka 2.12-2.8.1
Spark 2.4.3
Storm 2.3.0
Zookeeper 3.7.0
Auditbeat 7.10.2
Elasticsearch 7.10.2
Filebeat 7.10.2
Kibana 7.10.2
Logstash 7.10.2
Metricbeat 7.10.2
Packetbeat 7.10.2
ModSecurity 2.9.0-1
OpenDistro Security for ES
OpenDistro Security for Kibana
OpenDistro SQL for ES
Minio RELEASE.2020-08-26T00-00-49Z
APM 7.10.2
ES Curator 7.10.2
Ceph 13.2.5
Elastalert 0.2.4
MlFLow 1.8.0
Opensearch 1.2.4
Opensearch Dashboards 1.2.0

Punch plugins

Punch Plugin Version
Data feedback 2.1.3
Data extraction 1.2.5
Punch documentation 1.0.3

Third-party libraries

Library Version
siddhi-core 4.3.17
curl 7.74.0
Jinja2 2.11.2
jq 1.6
sshpass 1.06
unzip 6.00
ansible 2.9.0
git 2.30.0
wget 1.19.4
vim 8.0

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
CVE 2020-26296 2021-02-10 low Vega prior 6.3.3 Vega before version 5.17.3 there is an XSS vulnerability in Vega expressions Upgrade to 6.4.0 or change settings ‘vega.enabled: false’ in the kibana.yml file
CVE-2020-8203 07/15/2020 low lodash prior 6.3 Prototype pollution attack when using _.zipObjectDeep in lodash before 4.17.20. Work in progress to upgrade internal dependency on punchplatform-plugin and punchplatform-feedback.
CVE-2020-7676 06/08/2020 low angular prior 6.3 angular.js prior to 1.8.0 allows cross site scripting. None of the embedded components provides a CVE based on this vulnerability.
CVE-2020-7017 07/27/2020 low kibana prior 6.3.3 The region map visualization in Kibana contains a stored XSS flaw. Upgrade to 6.4.0 or change settings ‘xpack.maps.enabled: false’, ‘region_map.enabled: false’, and ‘tile_map.enabled: false’ in kibana.yml to disable map visualizations.
CVE-2020-7016 07/27/2020 low Timelion prior 6.3.3 Kibana versions before 6.8.11 and 7.8.1 contain a denial of service (DoS) flaw in Timelion. Upgrade to 6.4.0 or change settings ‘timelion.enabled: false’ in the kibana.yml file
CVE-2018-6341 12/31/2018 low react prior 6.3.3 React applications which rendered to HTML using the ReactDOMServer API were not escaping user-supplied attribute names None of the embedded components provides CVE based on this vulnerability.

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.