Privilege escalation in OpenShift Container Platform

Published: 2020-03-11
Risk Low
Patch available NO
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2019-19355
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 one low risk vulnerability.

1) Incorrect default permissions

EUVDB-ID: #VU25999

Risk: Low


CVE-ID: CVE-2019-19355

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 after modification in the "openshift/ocp-release-operator-sdk". A local user with access to the system can modify the file and escalate privileges on the system.


Cybersecurity Help is currently unaware of any official solution to address this vulnerability.

Vulnerable software versions

Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform: 4.2.0 - 4.2.22, 4.1.0 - 4.1.27

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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