Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1923-1] ansible security update)

Technical Details

Severity Level:

High Severity

CVSS Score:


CVSS Base Vector:

The remote host is missing an update for the 'ansible' Linux Distribution Package(s) announced via the DSA-1923-1 advisory.

Detection Method:
Checks if a vulnerable Linux Distribution Package version is present on the target host.

Technical Details:
Several vulnerabilities were discovered in Ansible, a configuration management, deployment, and task execution system. CVE-2015-3908 A potential man-in-the-middle attack associated with insusfficient X.509 certificate verification. Ansible did not verify that the server hostname matches a domain name in the subject's Common Name (CN) or subjectAltName field of the X.509 certificate, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to spoof SSL servers via an arbitrary valid certificate. CVE-2015-6240 A symlink attack that allows local users to escape a restricted environment (chroot or jail) via a symlink attack. CVE-2018-10875 A fix potential arbitrary code execution resulting from reading ansible.cfg from a world-writable current working directory. This condition now causes ansible to emit a warning and ignore the ansible.cfg in the world-writable current working directory. CVE-2019-10156 Information disclosure through unexpected variable substitution.

Affected Versions:
'ansible' Linux Distribution Package(s) on Debian Linux.

For Debian 8 'Jessie', these problems have been fixed in version 1.7.2+dfsg-2+deb8u2. We recommend that you upgrade your ansible Linux Distribution Packages.

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package


Debian Local Security Checks

Creation Time:

2019-09-17 02:00:16

Modification Time:

2019-09-17 02:00:16

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