February 23, 2024

Attention please read

We have been made conscious of a safety difficulty impacting installations utilizing
the Residence Assistant Supervisor. A repair for this safety difficulty has been rolled
out to all affected Residence Assistant customers by way of the Supervisor auto-update system
and this difficulty is now not current.

You may confirm that you simply obtained the replace on the Home Assistant About page
and confirm that you’re working Supervisor 2023.03.1 or later. If you don’t
see a Supervisor model in your About web page, you don’t use one of many affected
set up sorts and haven’t been susceptible.

The difficulty has additionally been mitigated in Residence Assistant 2023.3.0. This model
was launched on March 1 and has since been put in by 33% of our users.

Affected version

The security issue affected installation types Home Assistant OS and
Home Assistant Supervised. This includes installations running on the
Home Assistant Blue and Home Assistant Yellow.

The two other installation types, Home Assistant Container (Docker) and
Home Assistant Core (own Python environment), have not been affected.

Credits

The security issue was found by Joseph Surin from elttam. Many thanks for bringing this to our consideration.

About the issue

The Supervisor is an application that is part of Home Assistant OS
and Home Assistant Supervised installations and is responsible for
system management. The issue allowed an attacker to remotely bypass
authentication and interact directly with the Supervisor API. This gives
an attacker access to install Home Assistant updates and manage add-ons
and backups. Our analysis shows that this issue has been in Home Assistant
since the introduction of the Supervisor in 2017.

We have published security advisory CVE-2023-27482 on GitHub.

FAQ


Has this vulnerability been abused?

We don’t know. We have now not heard any experiences of individuals being hacked.

Is there a workaround?

In case one will not be capable of improve the Residence Assistant Supervisor or the
Residence Assistant Core software presently, it’s suggested to not expose
your Residence Assistant occasion to the web.