Openshift ServiceMesh up to 1.0.7 /etc/passwd privileges assignment

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A vulnerability was found in Openshift ServiceMesh up to 1.0.7 (Virtualization Software). It has been classified as critical. This affects an unknown part of the file /etc/passwd. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a privileges assignment vulnerability. CWE is classifying the issue as CWE-266. A product incorrectly assigns a privilege to a particular actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor. This is going to have an impact on confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

An insecure modification vulnerability in the /etc/passwd file was found in all versions of OpenShift ServiceMesh (maistra) before 1.0.8 in the openshift/istio-kialia-rhel7-operator-container. An attacker with access to the container could use this flaw to modify /etc/passwd and escalate their privileges.

The weakness was shared 02/17/2020 as not defined bug report (Bugzilla). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is uniquely identified as CVE-2020-1704 since 11/27/2019. The exploitability is told to be difficult. Attacking locally is a requirement. A authentication is necessary for exploitation. Technical details of the vulnerability are known, but there is no available exploit. The attack technique deployed by this issue is T1068 according to MITRE ATT&CK.

Upgrading to version 1.0.8 eliminates this vulnerability.

The entries VDB-181375, VDB-183733, VDB-183998 and VDB-194228 are related to this item.






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Class: Privileges assignment
CWE: CWE-266

Local: Yes
Remote: No

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Upgrade: ServiceMesh 1.0.8


11/27/2019 🔍
02/17/2020 +82 days 🔍
02/18/2020 +1 days 🔍
04/01/2024 +1504 days 🔍


Status: Not defined

CVE: CVE-2020-1704 (🔍)
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Created: 02/18/2020 08:56 AM
Updated: 04/01/2024 09:34 AM
Changes: 02/18/2020 08:56 AM (40), 02/18/2020 09:01 AM (12), 04/01/2024 09:34 AM (34)
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