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The Apache Software Foundation on Friday addressed a high severity vulnerability in Apache OFBiz that could have allowed an unauthenticated adversary to remotely seize control of the open-source enterprise resource planning (ERP) system.

Tracked as CVE-2021-26295, the flaw affects all versions of the software prior to 17.12.06 and employs an “unsafe deserialization” as an attack vector to permit unauthorized remote attackers to execute arbitrary code on a server directly.

OFBiz is a Java-based web framework for automating enterprise processes and offers a wide range of functionality, including accounting, customer relationship management, manufacturing operations management, order management, supply chain fulfillment, and warehouse management system, among others.

Specifically, by exploiting this flaw, a malicious party can tamper with serialized data to insert arbitrary code that, when deserialized, can potentially result in remote code execution.

“An unauthenticated attacker can use this vulnerability to successfully take over Apache OFBiz,” OFBiz developer Jacques Le Roux noted.

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