EGI SVG Advisories


Title:   EGI SVG 'ADVISORY' [TLP:WHITE] CRITICAL risk Vulnerability 
         in SLURM's authentication handling  CVE-2022-29500, 
         CVE-2022-29501, CVE-2022-29502 [EGI-SVG-CVE-2022-29500]

Date:        2022-05-05

Affected software and risk

CRITICAL risk vulnerability concerning SLURM

Package    : SLURM
CVE ID     : CVE-2022-29500, CVE-2022-29501, CVE-2022-29502 
Bug ID     : 
CVSS Score : 

SLURM has fixed 3 vulnerabilities, including one CVE-2022-29500 in the 
authentication handling which may allow an unprivileged user to impersonate 
the SlurmUser account. Access to the SlurmUser account can be used to
execute arbitrary processes as root.  At least this first vulnerability 
is considered 'CRITICAL'. [R 1]

Actions required/recommended

Sites running SLURM are required to urgently install the updated version

All running resources MUST be either patched or have mitigation
in place or software removed by 2022-05-13  00:00 UTC

Sites failing to act and/or failing to respond to requests from the EGI CSIRT 
team risk site suspension. 

Component installation information

See [R 2] 


None that EGI SVG is aware of.

Affected software details

This is fixed in Slurm versions 21.08.8 and 20.11.9

Earlier versions are likely to be vulnerable.

More information

Sites should see [R 1]

** WHITE information - Unlimited distribution
 - see for
   distribution restrictions **
Minor updates may be made without re-distribution to the sites


Comments or questions should be sent to svg-rat  at
If you find or become aware of another vulnerability which is relevant to EGI
you may report it by e-mail to
report-vulnerability at
the EGI Software Vulnerability Group will take a look according to the
procedure defined in [R 99]


[R 1]

[R 2]

[R 99]


SVG was alerted to this vulnerability by Barbara Krasovec and by Jan Astalos 

Yyyy-mm-dd  [EGI-SVG-2022-CVE-2022-29500] 

2022-05-05 SVG alerted to this issue by Barbara Krasovec and by Jan Astalos
2022-05-05 Acknowledgement from the EGI SVG to the reporters
2022-05-05 Updated packages available
2022-05-05 Investigation of vulnerability and relevance to EGI carried out by (as appropriate) 
2022-05-05 EGI SVG Risk Assessment completed
2022-05-05 Advisory sent to sites

This advisory has been prepared as part of the effort to fulfil EGI SVG's
purpose "To minimize the risk to the EGI infrastructure arising from software
The risk is that assessed by the group, according to the EGI SVG issue handling
procedure [R 99] in the context of how the software is used in the EGI
infrastructure. It is the opinion of the group, we do not guarantee it to be
correct. The risk may also be higher or lower in other deployments depending on
how the software is used.
This advisory is subject to the Creative commons licence 
and the EGI Software Vulnerability Group must be credited. 
On behalf of the EGI SVG,