ESB-2018.3884 - [SUSE] ansible: Multiple vulnerabilities 2018-12-17

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                        Security update for ansible
                             17 December 2018


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           ansible
Publisher:         SUSE
Operating System:  SUSE
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
                   Access Confidential Data        -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-10875 CVE-2018-10874 CVE-2018-10855

Reference:         ESB-2018.2559

Original Bulletin:

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   SUSE Security Update: Security update for ansible

Announcement ID:    SUSE-SU-2018:4130-1
Rating:             moderate
References:         #1097775 #1099805 #1099808
Cross-References:   CVE-2018-10855 CVE-2018-10874 CVE-2018-10875

Affected Products:
                    SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8
                    SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8
                    HPE Helion Openstack 8

   An update that fixes three vulnerabilities is now available.


   This update for ansible fixes the following issues:

   Ansible was updated to ansible

   The full release notes can be found on:

   Security issues fixed:

   - CVE-2018-10875: ansible.cfg is read from the current working directory
     which can be altered to make it point to a plugin or a module path under
     the control of an attacker, thus allowing the attacker to execute
     arbitrary code. (bsc#1099808)
   - CVE-2018-10874: It was found that inventory variables are loaded from
     current working directory when running ad-hoc command which are under
     attacker's control, allowing to run arbitrary code as a result.
   - CVE-2018-10855: Ansible did not honor the no_log task flag for failed
     tasks. When the no_log flag has been used to protect sensitive data
     passed to a task from being logged, and that task does not run
     successfully, Ansible will expose sensitive data in log files and on the
     terminal of the user running Ansible. (bsc#1097775)

Patch Instructions:

   To install this SUSE Security Update use the SUSE recommended installation methods
   like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".

   Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

   - SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-Crowbar-8-2018-2943=1

   - SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8:

      zypper in -t patch SUSE-OpenStack-Cloud-8-2018-2943=1

   - HPE Helion Openstack 8:

      zypper in -t patch HPE-Helion-OpenStack-8-2018-2943=1

Package List:

   - SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8 (noarch):


   - SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 (noarch):


   - HPE Helion Openstack 8 (noarch):



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