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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
Security update for ansible
17 December 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: SUSE
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Access Confidential Data -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2018-10875 CVE-2018-10874 CVE-2018-10855
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SUSE Security Update: Security update for ansible
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2018:4130-1
References: #1097775 #1099805 #1099808
Cross-References: CVE-2018-10855 CVE-2018-10874 CVE-2018-10875
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 188.8.131.52.
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)
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
- SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8 (noarch):
- SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 (noarch):
- HPE Helion Openstack 8 (noarch):
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