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CVE-2019-5021 Detail

Current Description

Versions of the Official Alpine Linux Docker images (since v3.3) contain a NULL password for the `root` user. This vulnerability appears to be the result of a regression introduced in December of 2015. Due to the nature of this issue, systems deployed using affected versions of the Alpine Linux container which utilize Linux PAM, or some other mechanism which uses the system shadow file as an authentication database, may accept a NULL password for the `root` user.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  05/08/2019
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 9.8 CRITICAL
Vector: AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 5.9
Exploitability Score: 3.9


Attack Vector (AV): Network
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): None
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): High
Availability (A): High

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 10.0 HIGH
Vector: (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 10.0
Exploitability Subscore: 10.0


Access Vector (AV): Network
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Complete
Integrity (I): Complete
Availability (A): Complete
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information
Allows unauthorized modification
Allows disruption of service

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/108288 Third Party Advisory
https://alpinelinux.org/posts/Docker-image-vulnerability-CVE-2019-5021.html
https://security.netapp.com/advisory/ntap-20190510-0001/ Third Party Advisory
https://talosintelligence.com/vulnerability_reports/TALOS-2019-0782 Exploit Mitigation Patch Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Use of Hard-coded Credentials (CWE-798)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:gliderlabs:docker-alpine:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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From (including)
3.3
Running on/with
 cpe:2.3:o:alpinelinux:alpine_linux:-:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2019-5021
NVD Published Date:
05/08/2019
NVD Last Modified:
05/15/2019