An incorrect access control flaw was found in the operator, openshift-service-mesh/istio-rhel8-operator all versions through 1.1.3. This flaw allows an attacker with a basic level of access to the cluster to deploy a custom gateway/pod to any namespace, potentially gaining access to privileged service account tokens. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to data confidentiality and integrity as well as system availability.
CWE-862 - Missing Authorization
The missing authorization vulnerability occurs when a software program allows users to access privileged parts of the program without verifying the user credentials. Impact of such a vulnerability depends on the resources employed by the software, ranging from account takeover to sensitive information exposure, denial of service, and complete system takeover.