#VU27604 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

Published: 2020-05-07 | Updated: 2021-10-06

Vulnerability identifier: #VU27604

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 6.4 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-12690


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
OpenStack Keystone
Client/Desktop applications / Other client software

Vendor: Openstack


The vulnerability allows a remote attacker to escalate privileges on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to application does not properly impose security restrictions, which leads to security restrictions bypass and privilege escalation. The list of roles provided for an OAuth1 access token is silently ignored. Thus, when an access token is used to request a keystone token, the keystone token contains every role assignment the creator had for the project. This results in the provided keystone token having more role assignments than the creator intended, possibly giving unintended escalated access.

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Vulnerable software versions

OpenStack Keystone: 8.0.0 - 2015.1.4


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Q & A

Can this vulnerability be exploited remotely?

Yes. This vulnerability can be exploited by a remote authenticated user via the Internet.

Is there known malware, which exploits this vulnerability?

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

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