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Vulnerability Details : CVE-2011-5098

chef-server-api/app/controllers/clients.rb in Chef Server in Chef before 0.9.20, and 0.10.x before 0.10.6, does not require administrative privileges for creating admin clients, which allows remote authenticated users to bypass intended access restrictions by leveraging read permission for the validation key and executing a knife client create command with the --admin option.
Publish Date : 2012-08-08 Last Update Date : 2012-08-10
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- CVSS Scores & Vulnerability Types

CVSS Score
Confidentiality Impact Partial (There is considerable informational disclosure.)
Integrity Impact Partial (Modification of some system files or information is possible, but the attacker does not have control over what can be modified, or the scope of what the attacker can affect is limited.)
Availability Impact Partial (There is reduced performance or interruptions in resource availability.)
Access Complexity Low (Specialized access conditions or extenuating circumstances do not exist. Very little knowledge or skill is required to exploit. )
Authentication Single system (The vulnerability requires an attacker to be logged into the system (such as at a command line or via a desktop session or web interface).)
Gained Access None
Vulnerability Type(s) Bypass a restriction or similar
CWE ID 264

- Products Affected By CVE-2011-5098

# Product Type Vendor Product Version Update Edition Language
1 Application Opscode Chef 0.5.1 Version Details Vulnerabilities
2 Application Opscode Chef 0.5.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
3 Application Opscode Chef 0.5.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
4 Application Opscode Chef 0.5.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
5 Application Opscode Chef 0.6.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
6 Application Opscode Chef 0.6.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
7 Application Opscode Chef 0.7.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
8 Application Opscode Chef 0.7.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
9 Application Opscode Chef 0.7.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
10 Application Opscode Chef 0.7.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
11 Application Opscode Chef 0.7.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
12 Application Opscode Chef 0.7.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
13 Application Opscode Chef 0.7.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
14 Application Opscode Chef 0.8.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
15 Application Opscode Chef 0.8.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
16 Application Opscode Chef 0.8.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
17 Application Opscode Chef 0.8.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
18 Application Opscode Chef 0.8.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
19 Application Opscode Chef 0.8.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
20 Application Opscode Chef 0.8.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
21 Application Opscode Chef 0.8.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
22 Application Opscode Chef 0.9.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
23 Application Opscode Chef 0.9.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
24 Application Opscode Chef 0.9.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities
25 Application Opscode Chef 0.9.6 Version Details Vulnerabilities
26 Application Opscode Chef 0.9.8 Version Details Vulnerabilities
27 Application Opscode Chef 0.9.10 Version Details Vulnerabilities
28 Application Opscode Chef 0.9.12 Version Details Vulnerabilities
29 Application Opscode Chef 0.9.14 Version Details Vulnerabilities
30 Application Opscode Chef 0.9.16 Version Details Vulnerabilities
31 Application Opscode Chef 0.9.18 Version Details Vulnerabilities
32 Application Opscode Chef 0.10.0 Version Details Vulnerabilities
33 Application Opscode Chef 0.10.2 Version Details Vulnerabilities
34 Application Opscode Chef 0.10.4 Version Details Vulnerabilities

- Number Of Affected Versions By Product

Vendor Product Vulnerable Versions
Opscode Chef 34

- References For CVE-2011-5098 CONFIRM CONFIRM

- Metasploit Modules Related To CVE-2011-5098

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