Multiple Vulnerabilities in NGINX Ingress Controller

Languages: English. Risk Level: High.

Components Affected

  • NGINX prior to version 1.19


Multiple vulnerabilities have been identified in in the NGINX Ingress controller for Kubernetes that could be weaponized by a threat actor to steal secret credentials from the cluster.


NGINX Ingress Controller for Kubernetes has several vulnerabilities which are described by their CVE number below:

  • CVE-2022-4886 – Ingress-nginx path sanitization can be bypassed to obtain the credentials of the ingress-nginx controller.
  • CVE-2023-5043 – Ingress-nginx annotation injection causes arbitrary command execution.
  • CVE-2023-5044 – Code injection via annotation.


  • Remote Code Execution
  • Security Restriction Bypass

Solution/ Workarounds

Apply fixes issued by the vendor by updating to the latest versions mentioned below:

  • Update NGINX to version 1.19



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