Apache Thrift CVE-2019-0205 Denial of Service Vulnerability



Date Discovered

October 16, 2019


Apache Thrift is prone to a denial-of-service vulnerability. Attackers may leverage this issue to cause the application enter into endless loop, denying service to legitimate users. Apache Thrift version 0.12.0 and prior are vulnerable.

Technologies Affected

  • Apache Thrift 0.10.0
  • Apache Thrift 0.11.0
  • Apache Thrift 0.12.0
  • Apache Thrift 0.5.0
  • Apache Thrift 0.9
  • Apache Thrift 0.9.1
  • Apache Thrift 0.9.2
  • Apache Thrift 0.9.3


Block external access at the network boundary, unless external parties require service.
If global access isn't needed, filter access to the affected computer at the network boundary. Restricting access to only trusted computers and networks might greatly reduce the likelihood of a successful exploit.

Deploy network intrusion detection systems to monitor network traffic for malicious activity.
Deploy NIDS to monitor network traffic for signs of anomalous or suspicious activity. This may indicate successful exploit attempts or activity that results from a successful exploit.

Updates are available. Please see the references or vendor advisory for more information.



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