Upstream information

CVE-2017-8438 at MITRE


Elastic X-Pack Security versions 5.0.0 to 5.4.0 contain a privilege escalation bug in the run_as functionality. This bug prevents transitioning into the specified user specified in a run_as request. If a role has been created using a template that contains the _user properties, the behavior of run_as will be incorrect. Additionally if the run_as user specified does not exist, the transition will not happen.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 6.5
Vector AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Low
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 8.8
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required Low
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High
CVSSv3 Version 3
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 1075545 [RESOLVED / WONTFIX]

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Status of this issue by product and package

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Product(s) Source package State
Products under Long Term Service Pack support and receiving important and critical security fixes.
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 kibana Analysis
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 9 kibana Analysis
Products past their end of life and not receiving proactive updates anymore.
HPE Helion OpenStack 8 kibana Analysis
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8 kibana Analysis
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 9 kibana Analysis

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Mon Jun 5 17:31:05 2017
CVE page last modified: Mon Apr 15 14:12:56 2024