It has been found in openshift-enterprise version 3.11 and all openshift-enterprise versions from 4.1 to, including 4.3, 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/mysql-apb.
Published 2020-02-07 21:15:11
Updated 2023-02-12 23:40:33
Source Red Hat, Inc.
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2020-1708

0.04%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 6 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2020-1708

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
4.4
MEDIUM AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
3.4
6.4
NIST
7.0
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.0
5.9
NIST
7.0
HIGH CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.0
5.9
Red Hat, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2020-1708

  • A product incorrectly assigns a privilege to a particular actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor.
    Assigned by: secalert@redhat.com (Primary)
  • The product does not properly assign, modify, track, or check privileges for an actor, creating an unintended sphere of control for that actor.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Secondary)

References for CVE-2020-1708

Products affected by CVE-2020-1708

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