Authentication bypass in HPE Cray EX Supercomputers

Published: 2022-06-23
Risk High
Patch available YES
Number of vulnerabilities 1
CVE-ID CVE-2022-28620
Exploitation vector Network
Public exploit N/A
Vulnerable software
Cray Legacy Shasta System Solutions
Server applications / Other server solutions

Server applications / Other server solutions

Cray EX Supercomputer
Hardware solutions / Firmware


Security Bulletin

This security bulletin contains one high risk vulnerability.

1) Improper Authentication

EUVDB-ID: #VU64617

Risk: High

CVSSv3.1: 8.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-28620

CWE-ID: CWE-287 - Improper Authentication

Exploit availability: No


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to compromise vulnerable system.

The vulnerability exists due to improper authentication. A remote unauthenticated attacker can bypass authentication and gain unauthorized access to the system.


Install updates from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

Cray Legacy Shasta System Solutions: before 1.4.27, 1.5.33, 1.6.27

Cray EX Supercomputer: before 1.4.27, 1.5.33, 1.6.27

Slingshot: before 1.7.2

CPE2.3 External links

Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote non-authenticated attacker via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

No. We are not aware of malware exploiting this vulnerability.