#VU67071 Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls in OpenShift Virtualization

Published: 2022-09-07

Vulnerability identifier: #VU67071

Vulnerability risk: Medium

CVSSv3.1: 5.7 [CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N/E:U/RL:O/RC:C]

CVE-ID: CVE-2022-1798


Exploitation vector: Network

Exploit availability: No

Vulnerable software:
OpenShift Virtualization
Server applications / Virtualization software

Vendor: Red Hat Inc.


The vulnerability allows a remote user to read arbitrary files on the system.

The vulnerability exists due to a logic issue in kubeVirt API. A remote user can use the kubeVirt API to provide access to host files (like /etc/passwd, for example) in a KubeVirt VM as a disk device that can be written to and read from.

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Vulnerable software versions

OpenShift Virtualization: 4.10.0 - 4.10.4

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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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