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Date: Wed, 1 Jun 2016 10:41:46 -0400
From: Velmurugan Periasamy <>
Subject: CVE update (CVE-2016-2174) - Fixed in Ranger 0.5.3


Here’s a CVE update for Ranger 0.5.3 release. Please see below details. 

Release details can be found at

Thank you,
Velmurugan Periasamy

CVE-2016-2174: Apache Ranger sql injection vulnerability
Severity: Normal
Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation
Versions Affected: All versions of Apache Ranger from 0.5.0 (up to 0.5.3)
Users Affected: All admin users of ranger policy admin tool
Description: SQL Injection vulnerability in Audit > Access tab. When the user 
clicks an element from policyId row of the list, there is a call made underneath 
with eventTime parameter which contains the vulnerability. Admin users can 
send some arbitrary sql code to be executed along with eventTime parameter
 using /service/plugins/policies/eventTime url.
Fix details: Replaced native queries with JPA named queries
Mitigation: Users should upgrade to 0.5.3 version of Apache Ranger with the fix.
Credit: Thanks to Mateusz Olejarka from SecuRing for reporting this issue.

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