Alert: New Kubernetes Vulnerabilities Enable Remote Attacks on Windows Endpoints

Kubernetes was found to have three interconnected, high-severity security issues that may be used to remotely execute code with root rights on Windows endpoints in a cluster.

All Kubernetes setups with Windows nodes are affected by the three vulnerabilities, CVE-2023-3676, CVE-2023-3893, and CVE-2023-3955, which have CVSS scores of 8.8. After Akamai made a responsible disclosure on July 13, 2023, fixes for the vulnerabilities were made available on August 23.

All Windows endpoints in a Kubernetes cluster are vulnerable to remote code execution with SYSTEM rights, according to a technical report provided with The Hacker News by Akamai security researcher Tomer Peled. “The attacker will need to apply a malicious YAML file to the cluster in order to exploit this issue read more New Kubernetes Vulnerabilities Enable Remote Attacks on Windows Endpoints.

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