Bug 1793297 (CVE-2020-1709) - CVE-2020-1709 openshift/mediawiki: /etc/passwd is given incorrect privileges
Summary: CVE-2020-1709 openshift/mediawiki: /etc/passwd is given incorrect privileges
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Status: CLOSED ERRATA
Alias: CVE-2020-1709
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1793352 1793353 1793355
Blocks: 1776664
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2020-01-21 06:08 UTC by Mark Cooper
Modified: 2020-03-26 06:42 UTC (History)
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An insecure modification vulnerability in the /etc/passwd file was found in the openshift/mediawiki. An attacker with access to the container could use this flaw to modify /etc/passwd and escalate their privileges.
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Last Closed: 2020-03-12 22:32:05 UTC


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System ID Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:0694 None None None 2020-03-12 21:15:59 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:0799 None None None 2020-03-20 00:27:04 UTC
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2020:0830 None None None 2020-03-26 06:42:10 UTC

Description Mark Cooper 2020-01-21 06:08:06 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/mediawiki-container.

Original bug:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=1791534

Comment 1 Mark Cooper 2020-01-21 06:08:09 UTC
Statement:

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 03:21:58 UTC
Acknowledgments:

Name: Joseph LaMagna-Reiter (SPR Inc.)

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2020-03-12 21:15:57 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.1

Via RHSA-2020:0694 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:0694

Comment 10 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-03-12 22:32:05 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/cve-2020-1709

Comment 11 errata-xmlrpc 2020-03-20 00:27:03 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.11

Via RHSA-2020:0799 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:0799

Comment 12 errata-xmlrpc 2020-03-26 06:42:09 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 4.2

Via RHSA-2020:0830 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:0830


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