CVE-2020-8632

Public on 2021-01-05
Modified on 2021-03-19
Description
A flaw was found in cloud-init, where it uses short passwords when generating a random password in new instances. Depending on the instance configuration, a remote or local attacker may abuse this vulnerability to guess the password of the victim user.
Severity
Medium
CVSS v3 Base Score
8.1
See breakdown

Affected Packages

Platform Package Release Date Advisory
Amazon Linux 2 cloud-init 2021-01-05 23:34 ALAS2-2021-1576
Amazon Linux 1 cloud-init 2021-03-18 17:22 ALAS-2021-1486

CVSS Scores

Score Type Score Vector
Amazon Linux CVSSv3 8.1 CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
NVD CVSSv2 2.1 AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
NVD CVSSv3 5.5 CVSS:3.1/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N