CVSS 3.1 Score 7.5 of 10 (high)


Published Jan 24, 2024
Updated: Jan 30, 2024
CWE ID 502


CVE-2023-50943 is a vulnerability that affects Apache Airflow versions prior to 2.8.1. It allows an attacker to poison the XCom data by bypassing the protection of the "enable_xcom_pickling=False" configuration setting, resulting in tainted data after XCom deserialization. This vulnerability is considered low risk as it requires a DAG (Directed Acyclic Graph) author to exploit it. To remediate the issue, users are advised to upgrade to version 2.8.1 or later, which addresses this vulnerability. The potential danger to an organization is primarily dependent on whether it uses Apache Airflow and if its DAG authors are targeted by attackers aiming to manipulate XCom data.

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