Bug 1253884 (CVE-2015-5202)

Summary: CVE-2015-5202 Satellite6: Single CA certificate abuse by content nodes to escalate privileges
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Kurt Seifried <kseifried>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
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Version: unspecifiedCC: bkearney, cpelland, mmccune, ohadlevy, security-response-team, slong, tlestach
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A flaw was found in the way the Satellite 6 server broker and capsule broker handled certificate-based authentication from content hosts. An attacker with privileged access on a content host could authenticate to a server or capsule broker and execute arbitrary commands.
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Bug Depends On: 1252573    
Bug Blocks: 1252631    

Description Kurt Seifried 2015-08-15 00:49:00 UTC
Brian Bouterse of Red Hat reports:

Satellite 6 uses a single CA to generate sign all certs; that CA is trusted by 
the Qpid brokers on the server, capsule, dispatch router, httpd, etc. By design,
content hosts only should connect to httpd and the dispatch router. A user with
root access to a content host has access to these certs and could authenticate 
to the server broker or the capsule broker.

Comment 2 Kurt Seifried 2015-11-06 05:44:37 UTC

This issue was discovered by Brian Bouterse of Red Hat.