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Date: Mon, 7 Jan 2019 10:30:30 -0500
From: "James E. King III" <>
To:, security <>,,
Subject: [SECURITY] CVE-2018-11798 Announcement

Reported By: Asger Feldthaus
Vendor: The Apache Software Foundation
Product: Apache Thrift
Problem Type: Improper Access Control
Versions Affected: Apache Thrift versions 0.9.2 through 0.11.0
Mitigation: Upgrading to the latest 0.12.0 release

The Apache Thrift Node.js static file server has been determined to have a
security vulnerability in it which a remote user has the ability to access
files outside the set webservers docroot path.

The code which sets the visible path for the static files to be served will
now verify that the requested path is within the specified webservers
docroot path and not allow a malicious user to escape out of the configured

Jira issue:

Mitre issue:

Committed resolution:

On behalf of the Apache Thrift PMC,

Thank you

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