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CVE-2019-11254: kube-apiserver Denial of Service vulnerability from malicious YAML payloads #89535

cjcullen opened this issue Mar 26, 2020 · 0 comments


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@cjcullen cjcullen commented Mar 26, 2020

CVE-2019-11254 is a denial of service vulnerability in the kube-apiserver, allowing authorized users sending malicious YAML payloads to cause kube-apiserver to consume excessive CPU cycles while parsing YAML.

The issue was discovered via the fuzz test #83750.

Affected components:
Kubernetes API server

Affected versions:
<= v1.15.9, resolved in 1.15.10 by #87640
v1.16.0-v1.16.7, resolved in 1.16.8 by #87639
v1.17.0-v1.17.2, resolved in 1.17.3 by #87637
Fixed in master by #87467

How do I mitigate this vulnerability?
Prior to upgrading, these vulnerabilities can be mitigated by preventing unauthenticated or unauthorized access to kube-apiserver.

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