Advisory ID VMSA-2019-0015
Advisory Severity Critical
CVSSv3 Range 9.8
Synopsis VMware Cloud Foundation and VMware Harbor Container Registry for PCF address remote escalation of privilege vulnerability (CVE-2019-16097)
Issue Date 2019-09-24
Updated On 2019-12-11
CVE(s) CVE-2019-16097
1. Impacted Products
  • VMware Cloud Foundation
  • VMware Harbor Container Registry for PCF
2. Introduction
A remote escalation of privilege vulnerability in Harbor, a Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF) Open Source Project, was disclosed. Patches and workarounds are available to remediate or workaround this vulnerability in affected VMware products.
3. Remote escalation of privilege vulnerability in Harbor (CVE-2019-16097)

Description:

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.

 

Resolution:

To remediate CVE-2019-16097, apply the patches listed in the 'Fixed Version' column of the 'Resolution Matrix' found below.

 

Workarounds:

VMware products can workaround CVE-2019-16097 by disabling self-registration in Harbor. Please see the 'Workarounds' column of the 'Resolution Matrix' found below.

 

Additional Documentations:

None.

 

Notes:

None.

 

Acknowledgements:

None.

 

Response Matrix:

Product Version Running On CVE Identifier CVSSV3 Severity Fixed Version Workarounds Additional Documents
VMware Cloud Foundation* x.x Any
CVE-2019-16097 9.8 Critical 3.9.0 HarborFAQs: CVE-2019-16097 None
VMware Harbor Container Registry for PCF 1.8.x Any CVE-2019-16097 9.8 Critical 1.8.3 HarborFAQs: CVE-2019-16097
None
VMware Harbor Container Registry for PCF 1.7.x Any CVE-2019-16097 9.8 Critical 1.7.6 HarborFAQs: CVE-2019-16097
None

*VMware Cloud Foundation is affected if the optional 'Harbor Registry' component has been deployed.

 

4. References

VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9.0
https://my.vmware.com/web/vmware/details?downloadGroup=VCF390&productId=945&rPId=39121

 

VMware Harbor Container Registry for PCF 1.8.3

https://network.pivotal.io/products/harbor-container-registry/#/releases/470132

 

VMware Harbor Container Registry for PCF 1.7.6
https://network.pivotal.io/products/harbor-container-registry/#/releases/470129

 

Workarounds:

https://github.com/goharbor/harbor/wiki/Harbor-FAQs#cve-2019-16097

 

FIRST CVSSv3 Calculator:
https://www.first.org/cvss/calculator/3.0#CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

 

Mitre CVE Dictionary Links:

https://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2019-16097

 

Pivotal Advisory:
https://pivotal.io/security/cve-2019-16097

 

5. Change log
 

2019-09-24: VMSA-2019-0015 

Initial security advisory detailing remediations for CVE-2019-16097 in VMware Harbor Container Registry for PCF and workarounds for VMware Cloud Foundation.

 

6. Contact

 

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