Authentication bypass in Ceph

Published: 2020-11-27
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2020-25660
Exploitation vector Local network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Server applications / Other server solutions

Vendor Red Hat Inc.

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Authentication bypass using an alternate path or channel

EUVDB-ID: #VU48684

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2020-25660

CWE-ID: CWE-288 - Authentication Bypass Using an Alternate Path or Channel

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to bypass authentication process.

The vulnerability exists with in the implementation of the Cephx authentication protocol. A remote attacker with access to the Ceph cluster network can intercept authentication packets and perform  replay attacks in Nautilus.

The vulnerability affects msgr2 protocol only and is basically a reintroduction of previously patched vulnerability #VU14542.


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Vulnerable software versions

Ceph: 14.0.0 - 15.2.5

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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