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Date: Thu, 4 Oct 2018 22:28:16 -0400
From: Velmurugan Periasamy <>
To: security <>,
Subject: CVE update - fixed in Apache Ranger 1.2.0


Please find below details on CVE fixed in Ranger 1.2.0 release. Release details can be found at

CVE-2018-11778: Apache Ranger Stack based buffer overflow
Severity: Critical
Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation
Versions Affected: Apache Ranger versions prior to 1.2.0
Users affected: Unix Authentication Service users 
Description: Apache Ranger UnixAuthenticationService should properly handle user input to avoid Stack-based buffer overflow.
Fix detail: UnixAuthenticationService was updated to correctly handle user input.
Mitigation: Users should upgrade to 1.2.0 or later version of Apache Ranger with the fix.
Credit: Alexander Klink.

Thank you,
Velmurugan Periasamy

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