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CVE-2022-40127 Scanner

Detects 'Remote Code Execution' vulnerability in Apache Airflow affects versions before 2.4.0


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Apache Airflow is an open-source platform used to programmatically author, schedule, and monitor workflows. It is widely adopted for managing complex computational workflows and data processing pipelines. Designed by the Apache Software Foundation, Airflow is utilized by data engineers and scientists to orchestrate their data pipelines efficiently. Airflow's flexibility and extensive integrations with various data sources and computational resources make it a critical tool in modern data infrastructure. However, versions prior to 2.4.0 contain a vulnerability that could allow attackers to execute remote code.

CVE-2022-40127 is a high-severity vulnerability in Apache Airflow that enables remote code execution. This flaw exists due to the way Airflow handles certain parameters within its Example Dags. Attackers with access to the UI who can trigger DAGs could exploit this vulnerability by providing a specially crafted `run_id` parameter, leading to the execution of arbitrary commands. This vulnerability represents a significant security risk as it could allow unauthorized command execution on the server hosting Airflow.

The vulnerability specifically targets the Example Dags in versions of Apache Airflow prior to 2.4.0. It is exploited through the manipulation of the `run_id` parameter in requests to the Airflow server, allowing injection and execution of malicious commands. This attack vector indicates a lack of adequate input validation and sanitation, making it possible for attackers to craft requests that execute unintended commands on the Airflow server.

Exploiting this vulnerability could have severe implications, including unauthorized access to the server, data leakage, manipulation or deletion of sensitive data, and disruption of data processing workflows. It could potentially compromise the entire data infrastructure managed by Airflow, leading to significant operational and security issues.

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