GLSA-201709-01 : MCollective: Remote Code Execution

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Synopsis :

The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related
patches.

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201709-01
(MCollective: Remote Code Execution)

A vulnerability was discovered in MCollective which allowed for
deserialized YAML from agents without calling safe_load. This allows the
potential for arbitrary code execution on the server.

Impact :

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201709-01

Solution :

All MCollective users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/mcollective-2.11.0'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.5
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 102942 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2017-2292

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