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Improper Privilege Management


Severity High
Score 9.9/10


Improper Privilege Management vulnerability in SUSE Rancher allows Privilege Escalation. A failure in the update logic of Rancher's admission Webhook may lead to the misconfiguration of the Webhook. This component enforces validation rules and security checks before resources are admitted into the Kubernetes cluster. This issue affects in version 2.7.2. The issue only affects users who upgrade from 2.6.x or 2.7.x to 2.7.2. Users who did a fresh install of 2.7.2 (and did not follow an upgrade path) are unaffected. The issue also affects versions prior to 0.3.3-rc4.

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CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management

An effective privilege management infrastructure provides valid users with required access and privileges across heterogeneous technology environments. An application with a faulty privilege management infrastructure allows higher than authorized privileges or enables privilege escalation. This can lead to security incidents such as system infiltration, data breach, and complete system takeover.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published