An issue has recently been discovered in Arista EOS where, under certain conditions, the service ACL configured for OpenConfig gNOI and OpenConfig RESTCONF might be bypassed, which results in the denied requests being forwarded to the agent.
The software performs an authorization check when an actor attempts to access a resource or perform an action, but it does not correctly perform the check. This allows attackers to bypass intended access restrictions.
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Assuming a user with a given identity, authorization is the process of determining whether that user can access a given resource, based on the user’s privileges and any permissions or other access-control specifications that apply to the resource. When access control checks are incorrectly applied, users are able to access data or perform actions that they should not be allowed to perform. This can lead to a wide range of problems, including information exposures, denial of service, and arbitrary code execution.