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CVE-2018-15869

Published: 25 August 2018

An Amazon Web Services (AWS) developer who does not specify the --owners flag when describing images via AWS CLI, and therefore not properly validating source software per AWS recommended security best practices, may unintentionally load an undesired and potentially malicious Amazon Machine Image (AMI) from the uncurated public community AMI catalog.

Notes

AuthorNote
msalvatore
This CVE may actually be against hashicorp/packer instead of
awscli. Monitor https://github.com/hashicorp/packer/issues/6584
to see if this actually affects awscli.
redhat
Closing this bug as NOTABUG and asked MITRE for rejection, since the
issue does not seem to be in AWS CLI but in Packer.
msalvatore
Amazon has addressed this: "The ability to query for images without
specifying an owner is the intended design." "This seems to have
been a gap in 3rd party software"
Ignoring awscli package.

Priority

Medium

Cvss 3 Severity Score

5.3

Score breakdown

Status

Package Release Status
awscli
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Not vulnerable
(see note)
cosmic Not vulnerable
(see note)
disco Not vulnerable
(see note)
eoan Not vulnerable
(see note)
focal Not vulnerable
(see note)
groovy Not vulnerable
(see note)
hirsute Not vulnerable
(see note)
impish Not vulnerable
(see note)
jammy Not vulnerable
(see note)
kinetic Not vulnerable
(see note)
lunar Not vulnerable
(see note)
mantic Not vulnerable
(see note)
trusty Not vulnerable
(see note)
upstream Ignored
(not affected)
xenial Not vulnerable
(see note)
Patches:
upstream: https://github.com/hashicorp/packer/pull/6585/commits/250da0ab49d9f4a15a024dcd550537c3f187ad8e
upstream: https://github.com/hashicorp/packer/pull/6585/commits/71cad4f2a91b67dd150264cc13f674035016e7fb
upstream: https://github.com/hashicorp/packer/pull/6585/commits/d57b599f3c83721750bc78ca58f862ffb840bf0a
upstream: https://github.com/hashicorp/packer/pull/6694/commits/d5ce18b857afe6e6850e10324a57f8427b961a65




packer
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
bionic Needed

cosmic Ignored
(end of life)
disco Ignored
(end of life)
eoan Ignored
(end of life)
focal Needed

groovy Ignored
(end of life)
hirsute Ignored
(end of life)
impish Ignored
(end of life)
jammy Needed

kinetic Ignored
(end of life, was needed)
lunar Not vulnerable
(1.6.6+ds1-4)
mantic Does not exist

trusty Does not exist

upstream
Released (1.3.0)
xenial Does not exist

Patches:




upstream: https://github.com/hashicorp/packer/pull/6585/commits/250da0ab49d9f4a15a024dcd550537c3f187ad8e
upstream: https://github.com/hashicorp/packer/pull/6585/commits/71cad4f2a91b67dd150264cc13f674035016e7fb
upstream: https://github.com/hashicorp/packer/pull/6585/commits/d57b599f3c83721750bc78ca58f862ffb840bf0a
upstream: https://github.com/hashicorp/packer/pull/6694/commits/d5ce18b857afe6e6850e10324a57f8427b961a65

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 5.3
Attack vector Network
Attack complexity Low
Privileges required None
User interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality None
Integrity impact Low
Availability impact None
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:L/A:N