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Security Bulletin: A vulnerability exists in the Event Streams 10.0.0 schema registry that allows unauthorised access to create, edit and delete schemas (CVE-2020-4662)

Security Bulletin


A vulnerability exists in the Event Streams 10.0.0 schema registry that allows unauthorised access to create, edit and delete schemas

Vulnerability Details

CVEID:   CVE-2020-4662
DESCRIPTION:   IBM Event Streams could allow an authenticated user to perform tasks to a schema due to improper authentication validation.
CVSS Base score: 6.5
CVSS Temporal Score: See: for the current score.
CVSS Vector: (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:H/A:N)

Affected Products and Versions


Affected Product(s)Version(s)
 IBM Event Streams10.0.0



To fix this issue you will need to have access to the following image in the ibm entitled registry

If you have an air gapped install you will need to pull down this image into your private image repository and make a note of the location.

  1. Modify the ClusterServiceVersion (csv) of the eventstreams operator.
  2. Get the name of the eventstreams csv, run oc get csv -n <NAMESPACE>, substituting <NAMESPACE> for where you have deployed IBM Event Streams. You should get an entry named ibm-eventstreams.v2.0.0 or ibm-eventstreams.v2.0.1
  3. Edit the csv and find the following environment variable EVENTSTREAMS_DEFAULT_SCHEMA_REGISTRY_PROXY_IMAGE.
  4. Replace the image tag associated with this env var with either the image mentioned above or the one you've pulled into your local private registry.
  5. Save the csv. This will restart the operator with the updated env var and then update the Schema Registry with the required fix

Workarounds and Mitigations


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Change History

11 Aug 2020: Initial Publication

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Document Location


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Document Information

Modified date:
15 January 2021