Bug 1273969 (CVE-2015-5305) - CVE-2015-5305 Kubernetes: Missing name validation allows path traversal in etcd
Summary: CVE-2015-5305 Kubernetes: Missing name validation allows path traversal in etcd
Alias: CVE-2015-5305
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
QA Contact:
Depends On: 1273494
Blocks: 1273971
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Reported: 2015-10-21 15:32 UTC by Kurt Seifried
Modified: 2021-02-17 04:48 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Kubernetes fails to validate object name types before passing the data to etcd. As the etcd service generates keys based on the object name type this can lead to a directory path traversal.
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2015-10-27 20:30:33 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2015:1945 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: kubernetes security update 2015-10-27 22:41:38 UTC

Description Kurt Seifried 2015-10-21 15:32:41 UTC
Jordan Liggitt of Red Hat reports:

No validation is performed on the names of some object types. Because the etcd 
key is built directly from the object name, this allows path traversal when 
writing data.

Comment 1 Kurt Seifried 2015-10-21 15:35:22 UTC

This issue was discovered by Jordan Liggitt of Red Hat.

Comment 2 errata-xmlrpc 2015-10-27 18:41:56 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  RHEL 7 Version of OpenShift Enterprise 3.0

Via RHSA-2015:1945 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2015:1945

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