#VU55590 Improper Protection of Alternate Path

Published: 2021-08-05

Vulnerability identifier: #VU55590

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 7.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2021-20206


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
Other software / Other software solutions

Vendor: CNI


The vulnerability allows a remote user to compromise the affected system.

the vulnerability exists due to improper input validation. When specifying the plugin to load in the 'type' field in the network configuration, it is possible to use special elements such as "../" separators to reference binaries elsewhere on the system. This flaw allows a remote user to execute other existing binaries other than the cni plugins/types, such as 'reboot'.

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Vulnerable software versions

cni: 0.1.0 - 0.8.0


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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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