EdgeX Foundry is an open source project for building a common open framework for internet-of-things edge computing. A vulnerability exists in the Edinburgh, Fuji, Geneva, and Hanoi versions of the software. When the EdgeX API gateway is configured for OAuth2 authentication and a proxy user is created, the client_id and client_secret required to obtain an OAuth2 authentication token are set to the username of the proxy user. A remote network attacker can then perform a dictionary-based password attack on the OAuth2 token endpoint of the API gateway to obtain an OAuth2 authentication token and use that token to make authenticated calls to EdgeX microservices from an untrusted network. OAuth2 is the default authentication method in EdgeX Edinburgh release. The default authentication method was changed to JWT in Fuji and later releases. Users should upgrade to the EdgeX Ireland release to obtain the fix. The OAuth2 authentication method is disabled in Ireland release. If unable to upgrade and OAuth2 authentication is required, users should create OAuth2 users directly using the Kong admin API and forgo the use of the `security-proxy-setup` tool to create OAuth2 users.
Published 2021-07-09 19:15:08
Updated 2021-07-14 11:58:23
Source GitHub, Inc.
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Vulnerability category: BypassGain privilege

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2021-32753

Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 29 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2021-32753

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
GitHub, Inc.

CWE ids for CVE-2021-32753

  • The product does not restrict or incorrectly restricts access to a resource from an unauthorized actor.
    Assigned by: security-advisories@github.com (Secondary)
  • When an actor claims to have a given identity, the product does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct.
    Assigned by: security-advisories@github.com (Secondary)
  • The product does not require that users should have strong passwords, which makes it easier for attackers to compromise user accounts.
    Assigned by:
    • nvd@nist.gov (Primary)
    • security-advisories@github.com (Secondary)

References for CVE-2021-32753

Products affected by CVE-2021-32753

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