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CVE-2022-23635 Detail

Current Description

Istio is an open platform to connect, manage, and secure microservices. In affected versions the Istio control plane, `istiod`, is vulnerable to a request processing error, allowing a malicious attacker that sends a specially crafted message which results in the control plane crashing. This endpoint is served over TLS port 15012, but does not require any authentication from the attacker. For simple installations, Istiod is typically only reachable from within the cluster, limiting the blast radius. However, for some deployments, especially [multicluster](https://istio.io/latest/docs/setup/install/multicluster/primary-remote/) topologies, this port is exposed over the public internet. There are no effective workarounds, beyond upgrading. Limiting network access to Istiod to the minimal set of clients can help lessen the scope of the vulnerability to some extent.


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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score matches with CNA score
CNA:  GitHub, Inc.
Base Score:  7.5 HIGH
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H


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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/istio/istio/commit/5f3b5ed958ae75156f8656fe7b3794f78e94db84 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://github.com/istio/istio/security/advisories/GHSA-856q-xv3c-7f2f Issue Tracking  Third Party Advisory 
https://istio.io/latest/news/security/istio-security-2022-003 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-287 Improper Authentication Provider acceptance level GitHub, Inc.  

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Change History

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2022-23635
NVD Published Date:
02/22/2022
NVD Last Modified:
03/01/2022
Source:
GitHub, Inc.