My kitchen sink is overflowing. Is it the garbage disposal?

Today our kitchen sink appears to have become clogged. We were using the disposal but when we turned it off it would shoot water back up into the sink. I thought there might just be a clog in the pipe but when I looked below the sink there was water dripping from the disposal. I got a flashlight and the water appears to be dripping from a hole or holes on the very bottom of the unit.

Does the unit need to be replaced? Will this cause the water to not drain properly? I just need to know whether to contact the landlord. Thank you.

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