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Vulnerability of Apache Kafka: privilege escalation via Produce Request

Synthesis of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via Produce Request of Apache Kafka, in order to escalate his privileges.
Vulnerable software: Kafka.
Severity of this announce: 2/4.
Creation date: 11/07/2019.
Références of this computer vulnerability: CVE-2018-17196, VIGILANCE-VUL-29749.

Description of the vulnerability 

An attacker can bypass restrictions via Produce Request of Apache Kafka, in order to escalate his privileges.
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This computer threat announce impacts software or systems such as Kafka.

Our Vigil@nce team determined that the severity of this computer vulnerability is medium.

The trust level is of type confirmed by the editor, with an origin of user account.

An attacker with a expert ability can exploit this cybersecurity alert.

Solutions for this threat 

Apache Kafka: version 2.1.1.
The version 2.1.1 is fixed:
  http://kafka.apache.org/downloads
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