Critical Quarkus Flaw Threatens Cloud Developers With Easy RCE

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Squashing the Attack VectorEven with the Quarkus flaw fixed, developers using open-source frameworks still should be wary as they develop services via the localhost, as there are likely more vulnerabilities equivalent to CVE-2022-4116 that have yet to be found, Beeton warned. For an attack on the Quarkus flaw to be successful in this scenario, someone who is running Quarkus in developer mode would have to visit a website containing the malicious JavaScript, Beeton said. The Quarkus flaw is present in the framework's Dev UI Config Editor, making it vulnerable to drive-by localhost attacks that could lead to RCE, Beeton wrote in a blog post published Nov. 29.

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