Hive SQL in Hive CLI Improper Neutralization of Special Elements used in an SQL Command (‘SQL Injection’) Vulnerability


Hive SQL in Hive CLI suffers from improper neutralization of special elements used in an sql command (‘SQL Injection’) vulnerability


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Kylin concatenates and executes a Hive SQL in Hive CLI or beeline when building a new segment; some part of the HQL is from system configurations, while the configuration can be overwritten by certain rest api, which makes SQL injection attack is possible. Users of all previous versions after 2.0 should upgrade to 3.1.0.


Vulnerable Systems:

Hive SQL in Hive CLI


CVE Information:



Disclosure Timeline:
Published Date:7/14/2020

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