#VU27605 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls


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

Vulnerability identifier: #VU27605

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.5 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2020-12691

CWE-ID: CWE-264

Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

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

Vendor: Openstack

Description

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. Any authenticated user can create an EC2 credential for themselves for a project that they have a specified role on, and then perform an update to the credential user and project, allowing them to masquerade as another user. This potentially allows a malicious user to act as the admin on a project another user has the admin role on, which can effectively grant that user global admin privileges.

Mitigation
Install update from vendor's website.

Vulnerable software versions

OpenStack Keystone: 8.0.0 - 2015.1.4


CPE

External links
http://bugs.launchpad.net/keystone/+bug/1872733
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2020/05/06/5


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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