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Grafana Escalation from admin to server admin when auth proxy is used

2024-05-1422:25:56
CWE-290
GitHub Advisory Database
github.com
8
grafana
security fix
cve-2022-35957
auth proxy
escalation
server admin
patches
grafana cloud
vulnerability
reporting

6.6 Medium

CVSS3

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

HIGH

Privileges Required

HIGH

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

7.1 High

AI Score

Confidence

Low

0.003 Low

EPSS

Percentile

71.2%

Today we are releasing Grafana 9.1.6, 9.0.9, 8.5.13. This patch release includes a Moderate severity security fix for CVE-2022-35957 that affects Grafana instances which are using Grafana Auth Proxy.

Release 9.1.6, latest patch, also containing security fix:

Release 9.0.9, only containing security fix:

Release 8.5.13, only containing security fix:

Appropriate patches have been applied to Grafana Cloud and as always, we closely coordinated with all cloud providers licensed to offer Grafana Pro. They have received early notification under embargo and confirmed that their offerings are secure at the time of this announcement. This is applicable to Amazon Managed Grafana and Azure’s Grafana as a service offering.

Privilege escalation (CVE-2022-35957)

Summary

On August 9 an internal security review identified a vulnerability in the Grafana which allows an escalation from Admin privileges to Server Admin when Auth proxy authentication is used.

Auth proxy allows to authenticate a user by only providing the username (or email) in a X-WEBAUTH-USER HTTP header: the trust assumption is that a front proxy will take care of authentication and that Grafana server is publicly reachable only with this front proxy.

Datasource proxy breaks this assumption:

  • it is possible to configure a fake datasource pointing to a localhost Grafana install with a X-WEBAUTH-USER HTTP header containing admin username.
  • This fake datasource can be called publicly via this proxying feature.

The CVSS score for this vulnerability is 6.6 Moderate (CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H).

Impacted versions

All Grafana installations where the Auth Proxy is used.

Solutions and mitigations

To fully address CVE-2022-35957 please upgrade your Grafana instances. They are only required if you are using Auth proxy. If you can’t upgrade, as an alternative, you can deactivate the auth proxy.

Appropriate patches have been applied to Grafana Cloud.

Timeline

Here is a timeline starting from when we originally learned of the issue.

  • 2022-08-09: Vulnerability is reported as a result of an Internal security audit.
  • 2022-08-09: Release timeline determined: 2022-09-06 for private customer release, 2022-09-20 for public release.
  • 2022-08-09: Confirmed that Grafana Cloud is not impacted.
  • 2022-09-06: Private release.
  • 2022-09-20: Public release.

Reporting security issues

If you think you have found a security vulnerability, please send a report to [email protected]. This address can be used for all of Grafana Labs’ open source and commercial products (including, but not limited to Grafana, Grafana Cloud, Grafana Enterprise, and grafana.com). We can accept only vulnerability reports at this address. We would prefer that you encrypt your message to us by using our PGP key. The key fingerprint is

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The key is available from keyserver.ubuntu.com.

Security announcements

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Affected configurations

Vulners
Node
github_advisory_databasegithub.com\/grafana\/grafanaRange<8.5.13
OR
github_advisory_databasegithub.com\/grafana\/grafanaRange<9.0.9
OR
github_advisory_databasegithub.com\/grafana\/grafanaRange<9.1.6

6.6 Medium

CVSS3

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

HIGH

Privileges Required

HIGH

User Interaction

NONE

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

7.1 High

AI Score

Confidence

Low

0.003 Low

EPSS

Percentile

71.2%