Products

Solutions

Resources

Search for API Security Tests

CVE-2023-37470: Metabase is an open-source business intelligence and analyti..

metabase

Aug 4, 2023

Aug 9, 2023

Critical

9.8

/

10

Description

Metabase is an open-source business intelligence and analytics platform. Prior to versions 0.43.7.3, 0.44.7.3, 0.45.4.3, 0.46.6.4, 1.43.7.3, 1.44.7.3, 1.45.4.3, and 1.46.6.4, a vulnerability could potentially allow remote code execution on one's Metabase server. The core issue is that one of the supported data warehouses (an embedded in-memory database H2), exposes a number of ways for a connection string to include code that is then executed by the process running the embedded database. Because Metabase allows users to connect to databases, this means that a user supplied string can be used to inject executable code. Metabase allows users to validate their connection string before adding a database (including on setup), and this validation API was the primary vector used as it can be called without validation. Versions 0.43.7.3, 0.44.7.3, 0.45.4.3, 0.46.6.4, 1.43.7.3, 1.44.7.3, 1.45.4.3, and 1.46.6.4 fix this issue by removing the ability of users to add H2 databases entirely. As a workaround, it is possible to block these vulnerabilities at the network level by blocking the endpoints `POST /api/database`, `PUT /api/database/:id`, and `POST /api/setup/validateuntil`. Those who use H2 as a file-based database should migrate to SQLite.

Products affected:

Are your APIs vulnerable to this CWE?

Are your APIs vulnerable to this CWE?

Are your APIs vulnerable to this CWE?

In a few clicks Akto can analyze your API attack surface and see what APIs are vulnerable to OWASP Top 10 and other common CWEs.

Akto BG image
Akto BG image
Akto BG image

Severity

Critical

Critical

9.8

/

10

CVSS base metrics

Attack vector

NETWORK

Attack complexity

LOW

Privileges required

LOW

User interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality

HIGH

Integrity

HIGH

Availability

HIGH

Exploitability Score

3.9

Impact Score

5.9

Weakness

CWE-94__CWE-94__

Explore more from Akto

Blog

Be updated about everything related to API Security, new API vulnerabilities, industry news and product updates.

Test Library

Discover and find tests from Akto's 100+ API Security test library. Choose your template or add a new template to start your API Security testing.

Documentation

Check out Akto's product documentation for all information related to features and how to use them.