Bug 1793299 (CVE-2020-1708) - CVE-2020-1708 openshift/mysql-apb: /etc/passwd is given incorrect privileges
Summary: CVE-2020-1708 openshift/mysql-apb: /etc/passwd is given incorrect privileges
Status: NEW
Alias: CVE-2020-1708
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1793356 1793357 1793358 1793359
Blocks: 1776664
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-01-21 06:10 UTC by Mark Cooper
Modified: 2020-01-30 22:44 UTC (History)
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An insecure modification vulnerability in the /etc/passwd file was found in the container openshift/mysql-apb. An attacker with access to the container could use this flaw to modify /etc/passwd and escalate their privileges.
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Description Mark Cooper 2020-01-21 06:10:56 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/mysql-apb.

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Comment 1 Mark Cooper 2020-01-21 06:10:59 UTC

By default this vulnerability is not exploitable in un-privilieged containers running on OpenShift Container Platform. This is because the system call SETUID and SETGID is blocked by the default seccomp policy.

Comment 4 Mark Cooper 2020-01-22 03:22:11 UTC

Name: Joseph LaMagna-Reiter (SPR Inc.)

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