Privilege escalation in OpenShift Container Platform

Published: 2020-02-25 | Updated: 2020-02-27
Risk Low
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-19351
Exploitation vector Local
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform
Client/Desktop applications / Software for system administration

Vendor Red Hat Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains information about 1 vulnerabilities.

Updated: 27.02.2020

Added versions from branch 4.2.x to affected software, added link to Red Hat advisory.

1) Incorrect default permissions

EUVDB-ID: #VU25591

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2019-19351

CWE-ID: CWE-276 - Incorrect Default Permissions

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a local user to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to incorrect default permissions for "/etc/passwd" file. A local user with access to the system can modify contents of the file and escalate privileges on the system.


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Vulnerable software versions

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform: 4.3.0 - 4.3.2, 4.2.0 - 4.2.19

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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