Debian LTS Advisory ([SECURITY] [DLA 1576-1] ansible security update)

Published: 2018-11-11 23:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database (NVD)

CVSS Base Vector:
AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Affected Versions:
ansible on Debian Linux

Recommendations:
For Debian 8 'Jessie', this issue has been fixed in ansible version 1.7.2+dfsg-2+deb8u1. We recommend that you upgrade your ansible Linux Distribution Packages.

Summary:
It was discovered that there was a potential SSH passphrase disclosure vulnerability in the ansible configuration management system, The 'User' module leaked data that was passed as a parameter to the ssh-keygen(1) utility, thus revealing any credentials in cleartext form in the global process list.

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)

https://nvd.nist.gov/vuln/detail/CVE-2018-16837

References:

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2018/11/msg00012.html

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Severity
Low
CVSS Score
2.1

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