GHSA-ff5c-938w-8c9q

Source
https://github.com/advisories/GHSA-ff5c-938w-8c9q
Import Source
https://github.com/github/advisory-database/blob/main/advisories/github-reviewed/2024/05/GHSA-ff5c-938w-8c9q/GHSA-ff5c-938w-8c9q.json
Aliases
Published
2024-05-14T22:25:56Z
Modified
2024-05-14T22:25:56Z
Summary
Grafana Escalation from admin to server admin when auth proxy is used
Details

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 security@grafana.com. 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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References

Affected packages

Go / github.com/grafana/grafana

Affected ranges

Type
SEMVER
Events
Introduced
9.1.0
Fixed
9.1.6

Go / github.com/grafana/grafana

Affected ranges

Type
SEMVER
Events
Introduced
9.0.0
Fixed
9.0.9

Go / github.com/grafana/grafana

Affected ranges

Type
SEMVER
Events
Introduced
0The exact introduced commit is unknown
Fixed
8.5.13