Upstream information

CVE-2021-3698 at MITRE


A flaw was found in Cockpit in versions prior to 260 in the way it handles the certificate verification performed by the System Security Services Daemon (SSSD). This flaw allows client certificates to authenticate successfully, regardless of the Certificate Revocation List (CRL) configuration or the certificate status. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having important severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 7.5 7.5
Attack Vector Network Network
Attack Complexity Low Low
Privileges Required None None
User Interaction None None
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High High
Integrity Impact None None
Availability Impact None None
CVSSv3 Version 3.1 3.1
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1189894 [RESOLVED / INVALID]

No SUSE Security Announcements cross referenced.

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Liberty Linux 8
  • cockpit >= 264.1-1.el8
  • cockpit-bridge >= 264.1-1.el8
  • cockpit-doc >= 264.1-1.el8
  • cockpit-system >= 264.1-1.el8
  • cockpit-ws >= 264.1-1.el8

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification. The updates are grouped by state of their lifecycle. SUSE product lifecycles are documented on the lifecycle page.

Product(s) Source package State
Products under general support and receiving all security fixes.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.1 cockpit Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.2 cockpit Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.3 cockpit Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.4 cockpit Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.5 cockpit Not affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 6.0 cockpit Not affected
Products past their end of life and not receiving proactive updates anymore.
SUSE Linux Enterprise Micro 5.0 cockpit Not affected

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Fri Aug 27 16:00:11 2021
CVE page last modified: Wed Jul 3 12:36:26 2024