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|Synopsis||VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Harbor Container Registry for PCF address remote escalation of privilege vulnerability (CVE-2019-16097)
A vulnerability in the POST /api/users API of Harbor may allow for a remote escalation of privilege. VMware has evaluated the severity of this issue to be in the Critical severity range with a maximum CVSSv3 base score of 9.8.
Known Attack Vectors:
A malicious actor with network access to a Harbor POST /api/users API could self-register a new account with administrative privileges. Successful exploitation of this issue may lead to a complete compromise of the Harbor deployment.
To remediate CVE-2019-16097, apply the patches listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Resolution Matrix' found below.
VMware products can workaround CVE-2019-16097 by disabling self-registration in Harbor. Please see the 'Workarounds' column of the 'Resolution Matrix' found below.
|Product||Version||Running On||CVE Identifier||CVSSV3||Severity||Fixed Version||Workarounds||Additional Documents|
|VMware Cloud Foundation*||x.x||Any
|VMware Harbor Container Registry for PCF||1.8.x||Any||CVE-2019-16097||9.8||Critical||1.8.3||HarborFAQs: CVE-2019-16097
|VMware Harbor Container Registry for PCF||1.7.x||Any||CVE-2019-16097||9.8||Critical||1.7.6||HarborFAQs: CVE-2019-16097
*VMware Cloud Foundation is affected if the optional 'Harbor Registry' component has been deployed.
VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9.0
VMware Harbor Container Registry for PCF 1.8.3
VMware Harbor Container Registry for PCF 1.7.6
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Initial security advisory detailing remediations for CVE-2019-16097 in VMware Harbor Container Registry for PCF and workarounds for VMware Cloud Foundation.
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