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CVE-2016-6651 Privilege Escalation in UAA




Cloud Foundry Foundation

Versions Affected

  • Cloud Foundry release v242 and earlier versions
  • UAA release v3.7.0 & earlier versions
  • UAA bosh release (uaa-release) v16 & earlier versions
  • PCF Elastic Runtime versions prior to 1.6.40 and 1.7.x versions prior to 1.7.21 and 1.8.x versions prior to 1.8.1
    • NOTE: Pivotal encourages upgrading 1.8.x versions to 1.8.2
  • PCF Ops Manager 1.7.x versions prior 1.7.13 and 1.8.x versions prior to 1.8.1


A privilege escalation vulnerability has been identified with the /oauth/token endpoint in UAA allowing users to elevate the privileges in the token issued.


OSS users are strongly encouraged to follow one of the mitigations below:

  • Upgrade to Cloud Foundry v243 [1] or later
  • For standalone UAA users:
    • For users using UAA Version 3.0.0 - 3.7.0, please upgrade to UAA Release to v3.7.3[2], v3.4.5[3] or v3.3.0.6[4]
    • For users using standalone UAA Version 2.X.X, please upgrade to UAA Release to v2.7.4.8 [5]
    • For users using UAA bosh release, please upgrade to UAA-Release v17 [6] if upgrading to v3.7.3 [2] ,v12.6 [7] if upgrading to v3.4.5[3] or v11.7 [8] if upgrading to v3.3.0.6[4]

Pivotal Cloud Foundry users of affected versions are encouraged to follow the mitigations below:

  • Upgrade Pivotal Elastic Runtime 1.6.40 OR 1.7.x versions to 1.7.21 AND 1.8.x versions to 1.8.2
  • Upgrade Pivotal Ops Manager 1.7.x versions to 1.7.13 AND 1.8.x versions to 1.8.1


SAP HCP Security Team



2016-09-26: Initial vulnerability report published