Apache Fineract is a powerful platform poised to make a significant impact in the world of digital financial services. Apache Fineract is not immune to security vulnerabilities.
Recently, three vulnerabilities have been identified in Apache Fineract – CVE-2023-25195, CVE-2023-25196, and CVE-2023-25197 – that could potentially allow attackers to gain access to sensitive data or take control of systems.
SQL Injection Vulnerability in Certain Procedure Calls
This vulnerability tracked as CVE-2023-25197, stems from the improper neutralization of special elements used in SQL commands. As a result, authorized users could potentially exploit this vulnerability to have a limited impact on certain components within the Apache Fineract system. This vulnerability has a moderate severity and affects versions 1.4 through 1.8.2 of Apache Fineract.
SQL Injection Vulnerability in Apache Fineract
This vulnerability tracked as CVE-2023-25196, also involves improper neutralization of special elements used in SQL commands. However, in this case, authorized users could potentially exploit the vulnerability to change or add data in certain components within the Apache Fineract system, which makes this vulnerability more severe than CVE-2023-25197. This vulnerability affects versions 1.4 through 1.8.2 of Apache Fineract.
SSRF Template Type Vulnerability in Certain Authenticated Users
This vulnerability tracked as CVE-2023-25195 involves a Server-Side Request Forgery (SSRF) issue in Apache Fineract. Authorized users with limited permissions could potentially exploit this vulnerability to gain access to the server and use it for any outbound traffic. This vulnerability affects versions 1.4 through 1.8.3 of Apache Fineract.
If you are using Apache Fineract, it is important to take steps to mitigate these vulnerabilities. The following are some recommended steps:
- Upgrade to Apache Fineract 1.8.3 or higher, which includes fixes for all three vulnerabilities.
- Apply the appropriate security patches to your system.
- Enable input validation and SQL escaping to prevent SQL injection attacks.
- Disable SSRF by configuring your system to restrict access to internal resources.
It is crucial for organizations using Apache Fineract to keep their software up-to-date and apply patches as they become available.