Bug 1623095 (CVE-2018-15869) - CVE-2018-15869 awscli: Allows loading of an undesired AMI by setting similar image properties
Summary: CVE-2018-15869 awscli: Allows loading of an undesired AMI by setting similar ...
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Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Alias: CVE-2018-15869
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1623096 1623097
Blocks: 1623098
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2018-08-28 13:06 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2019-09-29 14:57 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2018-10-05 09:25:05 UTC


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Description Andrej Nemec 2018-08-28 13:06:35 UTC
The Amazon Web Services (AWS) CLI version 1.15.85 (and possibly earlier versions) does not require the --owners flag when describing images, which makes it easier for remote attackers to trigger the loading of an undesired AMI by setting similar image properties (i.e., name), as exploited in the wild during August 2018 with a Monero miner AMI instead of the expected Ubuntu AMI.

References:

https://github.com/hashicorp/packer/issues/6584

Comment 1 Andrej Nemec 2018-08-28 13:06:59 UTC
Created awscli tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1623096]

Comment 2 Andrej Nemec 2018-08-28 13:07:11 UTC
Created awscli tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1623096]

Comment 4 Riccardo Schirone 2018-10-05 09:25:05 UTC
Closing this bug as NOTABUG and asked MITRE for rejection, since the issue does not seem to be in AWS CLI but in Packer.


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