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From "ASF subversion and git services (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (CLOUDSTACK-9705) Unauthenticated API allows Admin password reset
Date Tue, 01 Aug 2017 19:03:02 GMT


ASF subversion and git services commented on CLOUDSTACK-9705:

Commit 75c81d918a359e25be3928ef42feb36614467a88 in cloudstack's branch refs/heads/4.10 from
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CLOUDSTACK-9705: Unauthenticated API allows Admin password reset
 Now, Updating the password via UpdateUser API is not allowed via integration port

(cherry picked from commit d206336e1a89d45162c95228ce3486b31d476504)
Signed-off-by: Rohit Yadav <>

> Unauthenticated API allows Admin password reset
> -----------------------------------------------
>                 Key: CLOUDSTACK-9705
>                 URL:
>             Project: CloudStack
>          Issue Type: Bug
>      Security Level: Public(Anyone can view this level - this is the default.) 
>            Reporter: Anshul Gangwar
>            Assignee: Anshul Gangwar
> The "unauthenticated API" allows a caller to reset CloudStack administrator passwords.
This presents a security risk becaues it allows for privilege escallation attacks. First,
if the unauthenticated API is listening on the network (instead of locally) then any user
on the network can reset admin passwords. If, the API is only listening locally, then any
user with access to the local box can resset admin passwords. This would allow them to access
other hosts within the cloudstack deployment.
> While it may be important to provide a recovery mechanism for admin passwords that have
been lost or hyjacked, such a solution needs to be secure. We should either remove this feature
from the Unauthenticated API, or provide a solution that is less open to abuse.

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