Upstream information

CVE-2019-11246 at MITRE

Description

The kubectl cp command allows copying files between containers and the user machine. To copy files from a container, Kubernetes runs tar inside the container to create a tar archive, copies it over the network, and kubectl unpacks it on the user’s machine. If the tar binary in the container is malicious, it could run any code and output unexpected, malicious results. An attacker could use this to write files to any path on the user’s machine when kubectl cp is called, limited only by the system permissions of the local user. Kubernetes affected versions include versions prior to 1.12.9, versions prior to 1.13.6, versions prior to 1.14.2, and versions 1.1, 1.2, 1.4, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6, 1.7, 1.8, 1.9, 1.10, 1.11.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Revisit

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 4.3
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact None
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 6.5 5.3
Vector AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N
Access Vector Network Network
Access Complexity Low High
Privileges Required None None
User Interaction Required Required
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact None None
Integrity Impact High High
Availability Impact None None
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 1138929 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 1144507 [REOPENED]

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Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
CaaS Platform 1.0 kubernetes Analysis
CaaS Platform 2.0 kubernetes Analysis
CaaS Platform 3.0 kubernetes Analysis
CaaS Platform 4.0 kubernetes Analysis
OpenStack Cloud Magnum Orchestration 7.0 kubernetes Analysis
SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Public Cloud 12 kubernetes Analysis