GHSA-hx8w-ghh8-r4xf

Source
https://github.com/github/advisory-database/blob/main/advisories/github-reviewed/2022/05/GHSA-hx8w-ghh8-r4xf/GHSA-hx8w-ghh8-r4xf.json
Aliases
  • CVE-2021-4200
Published
2022-05-02T19:26:55Z
Modified
2023-01-19T00:58:51Z
Details

Impact

This vulnerability only affects customers using the restricted-admin role in Rancher. For this role to be active, Rancher must be bootstrapped with the environment variable CATTLE_RESTRICTED_DEFAULT_ADMIN=true or the configuration flag restrictedAdmin=true.

A flaw was discovered in Rancher versions from 2.5.0 up to and including 2.5.12 and from 2.6.0 up to and including 2.6.3 where the global-data role in cattle-global-data namespace grants write access to the Catalogs. Since each user with any level of catalog access was bound to the global-data role, this grants write access to templates (CatalogTemplates) and template versions (CatalogTemplateVersions) for any user with any level of catalog access. New users created in Rancher are by default assigned to the user role (standard user), which is not designed to grant write catalog access. This vulnerability effectively elevates the privilege of any user to write access for the catalog template and catalog template version resources.

A malicious user could abuse this vulnerability to:

  1. Make applications or individual versions of applications visible or hidden on the UI, by modifying version and rancherMaxVersion fields.
  2. Change the logo (field icon) of an application or template to an arbitrary image.
  3. Make a chart appear as a trusted or partner chart. This can be abused to make less trusted charts, such as customer defined charts, appear more legitimate than they are, by adding the label io.rancher.certified: partner.
  4. Swap template versions between templates of charts inside the same catalog. This can be exploited to swap the files from one chart or version to another, by changing versionDir field. When a user on the target cluster deploys their chart, it will deploy the modified version.

This vulnerability does not allow to modify the base64 encoded files fields of the templateVersions, so one cannot inject arbitrary data to charts that have already been pulled from their respective catalog.

Without access to the Catalog, malicious users are limited to injecting apps which already exist in a registered catalog. They would need write access to the catalog or external write access to a source repo to inject arbitrary code.

Patches

Patched versions include releases 2.5.13, 2.6.4 and later versions.

Workarounds

Limit access in Rancher to trusted users. There is not a direct mitigation besides upgrading to the patched Rancher versions.

Note: If you use the restricted-admin as the default admin role in your environment, it's highly advised to review CatalogTemplates and CatalogTemplateVersions for possible malicious modifications.

For more information

If you have any questions or comments about this advisory: * Reach out to SUSE Rancher Security team for security related inquiries. * Open an issue in Rancher repository. * Verify our support matrix and product support lifecycle.

References

Affected packages

Go / github.com/rancher/rancher

github.com/rancher/rancher

Affected ranges

Type
SEMVER
Events
Introduced
2.6.0
Fixed
2.6.4

Affected versions

Go / github.com/rancher/rancher

github.com/rancher/rancher

Affected ranges

Type
SEMVER
Events
Introduced
2.5.0
Fixed
2.5.13

Affected versions