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Grafana 8.2.4 released with security fixes

15 Nov 2021 2 min read

Today we are releasing Grafana 8.2.4. This patch release includes security fixes that affect Grafana versions 8.0.0 through 8.2.3.

The vulnerability only affects Grafana instances where fine-grained access control beta is enabled, and there is more than one organization in the Grafana instance. If you are not affected by this, you can skip this update.

Release v8.2.4, only containing a security fix:

Incorrect Access Control (CVE-2021-41244)

Summary

On Nov. 2, during an internal security audit, we discovered that when the fine-grained access control beta feature is enabled and there is more than one organization in the Grafana instance, Grafana 8.0 introduced a mechanism which allowed users with the Organization Admin role to list, add, remove, and update users’ roles in other organizations in which they are not an admin.

Affected versions with high severity

Grafana 8.0 to 8.2.3

Solutions and mitigations

All installations between v8.0 and v8.2.3 that have fine-grained access control beta enabled and more than one organization should be upgraded as soon as possible. If you cannot upgrade, you should turn off the fine-grained access control using a feature flag.

Grafana Cloud instances have not been affected by the vulnerability.

Reporting security issues

If you think you have found a security vulnerability, please send a report to security@grafana.com. This address can be used for all of Grafana Labs' open source and commercial products (including, but not limited to Grafana, Grafana Cloud, Grafana Enterprise, and grafana.com). We can accept only vulnerability reports at this address. We would prefer that you encrypt your message to us by using our PGP key. The key fingerprint is

F988 7BEA 027A 049F AE8E 5CAA D125 8932 BE24 C5CA

The key is available from keyserver.ubuntu.com.

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