Advisory Details

June 6th, 2024

Microsoft Artifact Registry Container Images Empty Password Authentication Bypass Vulnerability

ZDI-24-580
ZDI-CAN-22149

CVE ID
CVSS SCORE 9.8, AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
AFFECTED VENDORS Microsoft
AFFECTED PRODUCTS Artifact Registry
VULNERABILITY DETAILS

This vulnerability allows remote attackers to bypass authentication on affected installations of Microsoft Artifact Registry Container images. Authentication is not required to exploit this vulnerability.

The specific flaw exists within the default credentials set within the image. The issue results from the use of empty root password. An attacker can leverage this vulnerability to bypass authentication on the system.

ADDITIONAL DETAILS Microsoft has issued an update to correct this vulnerability. More details can be found at:
https://portal.msrc.microsoft.com/en-us/security-guidance/researcher-acknowledgments-online-services
DISCLOSURE TIMELINE
  • 2023-09-20 - Vulnerability reported to vendor
  • 2024-06-06 - Coordinated public release of advisory
CREDIT Alfredo Oliveira and Nitesh Surana (@_niteshsurana) of Trend Micro Research
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