GLSA-201607-14 : Ansible: Privilege escalation

This script is Copyright (C) 2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


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-201607-14
(Ansible: Privilege escalation)

The create_script function in the lxc_container module of Ansible uses
predictable temporary file names, making it vulnerable to a symlink
attack.

Impact :

Local attackers could write arbitrary files or gain escalated privileges
within the container.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201607-14

Solution :

All Ansible 1.9.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/ansible-1.9.6'
All Ansible 2.0.2.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/ansible-2.0.2.0-r1'

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 92484 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-3096

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