Bug 1959971 (CVE-2021-3551) - CVE-2021-3551 pki-server: Dogtag installer "pkispawn" logs admin credentials into a world-readable log file
Summary: CVE-2021-3551 pki-server: Dogtag installer "pkispawn" logs admin credentials ...
Alias: CVE-2021-3551
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: 2184518 1960143 1960144 1960145 1960146 1960147 1960167 1967401
Blocks: 1959973 1960325
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Reported: 2021-05-12 18:17 UTC by Pedro Sampaio
Modified: 2023-04-04 21:27 UTC (History)
14 users (show)

Fixed In Version: pki-core 10.10.6
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A flaw was found in the PKI-server, where the spkispawn command, when run in debug mode, stores admin credentials in the installation log file. This flaw allows a local attacker to retrieve the file to obtain the admin password and gain admin privileges to the Dogtag CA manager. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality.
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Last Closed: 2021-06-03 11:32:12 UTC

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Description Pedro Sampaio 2021-05-12 18:17:15 UTC
A flaw was found in pki-core 10.10. Older versions are not affected.

When the pkispawn command is run in debug mode, admin credentials are stored in the installation log file, which is world readable.

Comment 5 Cedric Buissart 2021-05-13 12:27:01 UTC

Name: Christian Heimes

Comment 8 Cedric Buissart 2021-06-03 06:03:13 UTC
Created pki-core tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1967401]

Comment 9 errata-xmlrpc 2021-06-03 11:06:12 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8

Via RHSA-2021:2235 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:2235

Comment 10 Product Security DevOps Team 2021-06-03 11:32:12 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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