Security restrictions bypass in HashiCorp Vault

Published: 2022-03-10 | Updated: 2022-08-04
Risk Medium
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-25243
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vault Enterprise
Web applications / Modules and components for CMS

Vendor HashiCorp

Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one medium risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Certificate Validation

EUVDB-ID: #VU66117

Risk: Medium


CVE-ID: CVE-2022-25243

CWE-ID: CWE-295 - Improper Certificate Validation

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote user to bypass implemented security restrictions.

The vulnerability exists due to software allows the PKI secrets engine under certain configurations to issue wildcard certificates to authorized users for a specified domain, even if the PKI role policy attribute allow_subdomains is set to false. A remote user can bypass implemented security restriction and issue wildcard certificates.


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Vulnerable software versions

Vault: 1.9.0 - 1.9.3, 1.8.0 - 1.8.8

Vault Enterprise: 1.9.0 - 1.9.3, 1.8.0 - 1.8.8

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

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