CVSS 3.1 Score 4.0 of 10 (medium)


Published Mar 15, 2024
Updated: Mar 17, 2024
CWE ID 269


CVE-2024-28851 is a vulnerability in the Snowflake Hive metastore connector, affecting the helper script for the Hive MetaStore Connector. The vulnerability allows a malicious insider without admin privileges to download content from a Microsoft domain to the local system and replace it with malicious code. If the attacker also has local access to the system, they could manipulate users into executing the attacker-controlled helper script, potentially gaining elevated privileges. The vulnerability was patched on February 09, 2024, although no version bump was made to the Connector. Users are strongly advised to use the latest version or avoid using the helper script if unable to upgrade. The base severity of this vulnerability is rated as MEDIUM with a CVSS score of 4.0 and a risk score of 5.

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