Date: Thu, 1 Sep 2016 20:12:04 -0600 From: Kurt Seifried <kseifried@...hat.com> To: oss-security <oss-security@...ts.openwall.com> Subject: Re: Re: cve request: docker swarmkit Dos occurs by repeatly joining and quitting swam cluster as a node On Thu, Sep 1, 2016 at 5:17 PM, Diogo Mónica <diogo.monica@...ker.com> wrote: > A few weeks ago (Aug 4, 2016), a CVE (CVE-2016-6595) describing a DoS on > docker swarm got issued. We believe this not a real issue, and would like > to have the CVE rescinded. > > The person reporting this "vulnerability" is exhausting the resources of a > remote manager by doing hundreds of join/leave operations without removing > the state that is left by old nodes. At some point the manager obviously > stops being able to accept new nodes, since it runs out of memory. > > Given that both for Docker swarm and for Docker Swarmkit nodes are > *required* to provide a secret token (it's actually the only mode of > operation), this means that no adversary can simply join nodes and exhaust > manager resources. > > We can't do anything about a manager running out of memory and not being > able to add new legitimate nodes to the system. This is merely a resource > provisioning issue, and definitely not a CVE worthy vulnerability. > I checked the documentation and it looks like a worker node is only supposed to work and is not supposed to be able to administer the swarm. As such this is a trust boundary violation, and needs a CVE. > Thank you, > -- > Diogo Mónica > -- -- Kurt Seifried -- Red Hat -- Product Security -- Cloud PGP A90B F995 7350 148F 66BF 7554 160D 4553 5E26 7993 Red Hat Product Security contact: secalert@...hat.com
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