Bug 1850380 (CVE-2020-14306) - CVE-2020-14306 openshift-service-mesh/istio-rhel8-operator: control plane can deploy gateway image to any namespace
Summary: CVE-2020-14306 openshift-service-mesh/istio-rhel8-operator: control plane can...
Alias: CVE-2020-14306
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: 1850371
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Reported: 2020-06-24 07:49 UTC by Mark Cooper
Modified: 2021-02-16 19:47 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: servicemesh-operator-1.1.4-3
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An incorrect access control flaw was found in the operator, openshift-service-mesh/istio-rhel8-operator. This flaw allows an attacker with a basic level of access to the cluster to deploy a custom gateway/pod to any namespace, potentially gaining access to privileged service account tokens. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability.
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Last Closed: 2020-07-01 19:28:13 UTC

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System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:2795 0 None None None 2020-07-01 18:46:32 UTC

Description Mark Cooper 2020-06-24 07:49:25 UTC
In all versions of servicemesh-operator through 1.1.3, when deploying the Service Mesh control plane the operator will deploy the ingress gateway to any namespace regardless of the current user's permissions. Additionally the image deployed as the gateway can also be specified by a user. An attacker with basic cluster permissions can exploit this to deploy their own pod into a namespace owned by kube-admin, possibly gaining access to privileged service account tokens.

Comment 1 Mark Cooper 2020-06-24 07:49:28 UTC

Name: Daniel Grimm (Red Hat)

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2020-07-01 18:46:31 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  OpenShift Service Mesh 1.1

Via RHSA-2020:2795 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:2795

Comment 6 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-07-01 19:28:13 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


Comment 8 Mark Cooper 2020-07-02 00:59:09 UTC
Fix: https://github.com/maistra/istio-operator/pull/462

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