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CVE-2023-5528: Kubernetes - Windows nodes - Insufficient input sanitization in in-tree storage plugin leads to privilege escalation

First published: Tue Oct 31 2023(Updated: )

A security issue was discovered in Kubernetes where a user that can create pods and persistent volumes on Windows nodes may be able to escalate to admin privileges on those nodes. Kubernetes clusters are only affected if they are using an in-tree storage plugin for Windows nodes.

Credit: jordan@liggitt.net jordan@liggitt.net

Affected SoftwareAffected VersionHow to fix
Kubernetes Kubernetes>=1.8.0<1.25.16
Kubernetes Kubernetes>=1.26.0<1.26.11
Kubernetes Kubernetes>=1.27.0<1.27.8
Kubernetes Kubernetes>=1.28.0<1.28.4
Fedoraproject Fedora=37
Fedoraproject Fedora=38
Fedoraproject Fedora=39
go/k8s.io/kubernetes<1.25.16
1.25.16
go/k8s.io/kubernetes>=1.26.0<1.26.11
1.26.11
go/k8s.io/kubernetes>=1.27.0<1.27.8
1.27.8
go/k8s.io/kubernetes>=1.28.0<1.28.4
1.28.4
redhat/kubernetes<1.25.16
1.25.16
redhat/kubernetes<1.26.11
1.26.11
redhat/kubernetes<1.27.8
1.27.8
redhat/kubernetes<1.28.4
1.28.4

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is CVE-2023-5528?

    CVE-2023-5528 is a vulnerability in Kubernetes that allows a user to escalate to admin privileges on Windows nodes.

  • How does CVE-2023-5528 impact Kubernetes clusters?

    Kubernetes clusters are affected if they are using an in-tree storage plugin for Windows nodes.

  • What is the severity of CVE-2023-5528?

    The severity of CVE-2023-5528 is high with a CVSS score of 7.2.

  • How can I fix CVE-2023-5528?

    To fix CVE-2023-5528, update Kubernetes to version 1.25.16, 1.26.11, 1.27.8, or 1.28.4.

  • Where can I find more information about CVE-2023-5528?

    More information about CVE-2023-5528 can be found in the following references: [GitHub](https://github.com/kubernetes/kubernetes/issues/121879), [Google Groups](https://groups.google.com/g/kubernetes-security-announce/c/SL_d4NR8pzA), [NVD](https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2023-5528).

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