It was found that a mock CMC authentication plugin with a hardcoded secret was accidentally enabled by default in the pki-core package before 10.6.4. An attacker could potentially use this flaw to bypass the regular authentication process and trick the CA server into issuing certificates.
Published 2018-07-26 13:29:00
Updated 2023-02-12 23:30:38
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-7537

0.16%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 52 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-7537

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
10.0
2.9
NIST
7.5
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
3.9
3.6
NIST
5.9
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
2.2
3.6
Red Hat, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2017-7537

  • Assigned by: secalert@redhat.com (Primary)
  • The product contains hard-coded credentials, such as a password or cryptographic key, which it uses for its own inbound authentication, outbound communication to external components, or encryption of internal data.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Secondary)

References for CVE-2017-7537

Products affected by CVE-2017-7537

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