There is a flaw in convert2rhel. When the --activationkey option is used with convert2rhel, the activation key is subsequently passed to subscription-manager via the command line, which could allow unauthorized users locally on the machine to view the activation key via the process command line via e.g. htop or ps. The specific impact varies upon the subscription, but generally this would allow an attacker to register systems purchased by the victim until discovered; a form of fraud. This could occur regardless of how the activation key is supplied to convert2rhel because it involves how convert2rhel provides it to subscription-manager.
Published 2022-08-29 15:15:10
Updated 2023-02-12 22:15:22
Source Red Hat, Inc.
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Information leak

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2022-0851

0.05%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 15 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2022-0851

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.5
MEDIUM CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
1.8
3.6
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2022-0851

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