SUSE SLES11 Security Update : Salt (SUSE-SU-2017:1581-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 100907


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for salt provides version 2016.11.4 and brings various fixes and improvements :

- Adding a salt-minion watchdog for RHEL6 and SLES11 systems (sysV) to restart salt-minion in case of crashes during upgrade.

- Fix format error. (bsc#1043111)

- Fix ownership for whole master cache directory.

- Disable 3rd party runtime packages to be explicitly recommended. (bsc#1040886)

- Fix insecure permissions in salt-ssh temporary files.
(bsc#1035912, CVE-2017-8109)

- Disable custom rosters for Salt SSH via Salt API.
(bsc#1011800, CVE-2017-5200)

- Orchestrate and batches don't return false failed information anymore.

- Speed-up cherrypy by removing sleep call.

- Fix os_family grains on SUSE. (bsc#1038855)

- Fix setting the language on SUSE systems. (bsc#1038855)

- Use SUSE specific salt-api.service. (bsc#1039370)

- Fix using hostname for minion ID as '127'.

- Fix core grains constants for timezone. (bsc#1032931)

- Minor fixes on new pkg.list_downloaded.

- Listing all type of advisory patches for Yum module.

- Prevents zero length error on Python 2.6.

- Fixes zypper test error after backporting.

- Raet protocol is no longer supported. (bsc#1020831)

- Fix moving SSH data to the new home. (bsc#1027722)

- Fix logrotating /var/log/salt/minion. (bsc#1030009)

- Fix result of master_tops extension is mutually overwritten. (bsc#1030073)

- Allows to set 'timeout' and 'gather_job_timeout' via kwargs.

- Allows to set custom timeouts for 'manage.up' and 'manage.status'.

- Use salt's ordereddict for comparison.

- Fix scripts for salt-proxy.

- Add openscap module.

- File.get_managed regression fix.

- Fix translate variable arguments if they contain hidden keywords. (bsc#1025896)

- Added unit test for dockerng.sls_build dryrun.

- Added dryrun to dockerng.sls_build.

- Update dockerng minimal version requirements.

- Fix format error in error parsing.

- Keep fix for migrating salt home directory.

- Fix salt pkg.latest raises exception if package is not available. (bsc#1012999)

- Timezone should always be in UTC. (bsc#1017078)

- Fix timezone handling for rpm installtime. (bsc#1017078)

- Increasing timeouts for running integrations tests.

- Add buildargs option to module.

- Fix error when missing ssh-option parameter.

- Re-add yum notify plugin.

- All kwargs to dockerng.create to provide all features to sls_build as well.

- Datetime should be returned always in UTC.

- Fix possible crash while deserialising data on infinite recursion in scheduled state. (bsc#1036125)

- Documentation refresh to 2016.11.4

- For a detailed description, please refer to :

+ 16.11.4.html

+ 16.11.3.html

+ 16.11.2.html

+ 16.11.1.html

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP4-CLIENT-TOOLS:zypper in -t patch slesctsp4-salt-201705-13150=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11-SP3-CLIENT-TOOLS:zypper in -t patch slesctsp3-salt-201705-13150=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 100907

File Name: suse_SU-2017-1581-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/20

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

Temporal Score: 6.7

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:S/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 8.8

Temporal Score: 7.7

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:salt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:salt-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:salt-minion, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-5200, CVE-2017-8109

OSVDB: 156464, 159483