APM Java Agent Security Update

APM Java Agent Local Privilege Escalation issue (ESA-2021-30)

A local privilege escalation issue was found with the APM Java agent, where a user on the system could attach a malicious plugin to an application running the APM Java agent. By using this vulnerability, an attacker could execute code at a potentially higher level of permissions than their user typically has access to.

Affected Versions:

Versions 1.18.0 through 1.27.0

Solutions and Mitigations:

Update to 1.27.1 or newer or use the unaffected -javaagent-based installation method

CVSSv3: 7.0 - AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

CVE ID: CVE-2021-37942