Insecure default configuration in Istio



Published: 2019-06-11
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-12243
CWE-ID CWE-284
Exploitation vector Local network
Public exploit N/A
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Vendor Istio

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Improper access control

EUVDB-ID: #VU18735

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1:

CVE-ID: CVE-2019-12243

CWE-ID: CWE-284 - Improper Access Control

Exploit availability: No

Description

The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to gain unauthorized access to sensitive information.

The vulnerability exists due to security policy enforcement is disabled by default in the installation profile. A remote non-authenticated attacker can gain unrestricted access to the system via API.

Mitigation

Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Istio: 1.1 - 1.1.6


CPE2.3 External links

http://istio.io/about/notes/
http://istio.io/blog/2019/cve-2019-12243/

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?



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