Bug 1817530 (CVE-2020-10695) - CVE-2020-10695 containers/redhat-sso-7: /etc/passwd is given incorrect privileges
Summary: CVE-2020-10695 containers/redhat-sso-7: /etc/passwd is given incorrect privil...
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2020-10695
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Blocks: 1776664
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Reported: 2020-03-26 14:16 UTC by Paramvir jindal
Modified: 2020-03-27 07:19 UTC (History)
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An insecure modification flaw in the /etc/passwd file was found in the redhat-sso-7 container. An attacker with access to the container can use this flaw to modify the /etc/passwd and escalate their privileges.
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Description Paramvir jindal 2020-03-26 14:16:47 UTC
It has been found that multiple containers modify the permissions of /etc/passwd to make them modifiable by users other than root. An attacker with access to the running container can exploit this to modify /etc/passwd to add a user and escalate their privileges. This CVE is specific to the openshift/redhat-sso-7 container.

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Comment 1 Paramvir jindal 2020-03-26 14:16:54 UTC

Name: Joseph LaMagna-Reiter (SPR Inc.)

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