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CVE-2023-50290 Scanner

Detects 'Information Disclosure' vulnerability in Apache Solr affects v. from 9.0.0 before 9.3.0.

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Securing Apache Solr Against CVE-2023-50290: Insights and Actions

Addressing Information Disclosure in Apache Solr: CVE-2023-50290

Introduction to Apache Solr

Apache Solr is an open-source search platform part of the Apache Lucene project. It is widely used for enterprise search and analytics purposes across various types of data sources. Solr provides full-text search, hit highlighting, faceted search, real-time indexing, dynamic clustering, and database integration, making it a powerful tool for data retrieval and management.

About the CVE-2023-50290 Vulnerability

CVE-2023-50290 is an Information Disclosure vulnerability found in Apache Solr versions from 9.0.0 to before 9.3.0. It involves the Metrics API inadvertently exposing unprotected environment variables to unauthorized actors. This exposure occurs because Solr's Metrics API can publish all environment variables available to the Solr instance, where the default configuration may not adequately protect sensitive information.

Potential Impact of CVE-2023-50290 Exploitation

Exploiting CVE-2023-50290 could allow attackers to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information, such as environment variables that may contain critical configuration details or credentials. This vulnerability poses a significant risk, as it could lead to further exploitation of the system, data breaches, and compromise of the Solr environment's security and integrity.

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For those not yet leveraging SecurityForEveryone, this situation underscores the importance of continuous threat exposure management. The platform’s dedicated CVE-2023-50290 scanner helps organizations proactively detect and address vulnerabilities, reinforcing defenses against information disclosure and enhancing overall cybersecurity resilience.

 

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