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Security Bulletin: Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud is affected by a Kubernetes API server security vulnerability (CVE-2020-8559)

2021-01-1413:24:05
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6.8 Medium

CVSS3

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

HIGH

User Interaction

REQUIRED

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

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

6 Medium

CVSS2

Access Vector

NETWORK

Access Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

SINGLE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

Summary

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud is affected by a security vulnerability in the Kubernetes API server that could enable a privilege escalation from a compromised node (CVE-2020-8559)

Vulnerability Details

CVEID: CVE-2020-8559
Description: Kubernetes kube-apiserver could allow a remote authenticated attacker to gain elevated privileges on the system, caused by a flaw when multiple clusters share the same certificate authority trusted by the client. By intercepting certain requests and sending a redirect response, an attacker could exploit this vulnerability to compromise other nodes.
CVSS Base Score: 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score: https://exchange.xforce.ibmcloud.com/vulnerabilities/185302 for more information
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H)

Affected Products and Versions

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud 4.5.0-4.5.18
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud 4.4
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud 4.3
Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud 3.11.0-3.11.318

Remediation/Fixes

Updates for Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud clusters at version 3.11 or 4.5 are available that fix this vulnerability. Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud will attempt to automatically apply the fix to your cluster master. There is no need to update cluster worker nodes for this vulnerability.

To verify your clusters are no longer exposed to this vulnerability, use the following IBM Cloud CLI command to confirm your cluster master versions:

ibmcloud oc clusters

If your cluster masters are at one of the following versions or later, they are no longer exposed to this vulnerability:

4.5.24
3.11.346

If one or more of your clusters has not had its master automatically updated then use the following IBM Cloud CLI command to complete the cluster master update, replacing X.Y_openshift with the target version.

ibmcloud oc cluster master update --cluster <cluster name or ID> --version X.Y_openshift

Customers running Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud clusters at version 4.3 or 4.4 must upgrade to version 4.5 in order to fix this vulnerability. Please review the documentation before starting an upgrade since additional actions may be required.

Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud versions 3.11 and 4.3 are deprecated. See the Red Hat OpenShift on IBM Cloud version information and update actions documentation for more information about OpenShift versions and version support policies.

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References

Complete CVSS v3 Guide
On-line Calculator v3

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Kubernetes Security Announcement for CVE-2020-8559

Related Information

IBM Secure Engineering Web Portal
IBM Product Security Incident Response Blog

*The CVSS Environment Score is customer environment specific and will ultimately impact the Overall CVSS Score. Customers can evaluate the impact of this vulnerability in their environments by accessing the links in the Reference section of this Security Bulletin.

Disclaimer

Review the IBM security bulletin disclaimer and definitions regarding your responsibilities for assessing potential impact of security vulnerabilities to your environment.

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6.8 Medium

CVSS3

Attack Vector

NETWORK

Attack Complexity

LOW

Privileges Required

HIGH

User Interaction

REQUIRED

Scope

UNCHANGED

Confidentiality Impact

HIGH

Integrity Impact

HIGH

Availability Impact

HIGH

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

6 Medium

CVSS2

Access Vector

NETWORK

Access Complexity

MEDIUM

Authentication

SINGLE

Confidentiality Impact

PARTIAL

Integrity Impact

PARTIAL

Availability Impact

PARTIAL

AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P