RHEL 7 : ansible (RHSA-2018:2152)

High Nessus Plugin ID 111028


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates.


An update for ansible is now available for Ansible Engine 2.4.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.

Ansible is a simple model-driven configuration management, multi-node deployment, and remote-task execution system. Ansible works over SSH and does not require any software or daemons to be installed on remote nodes. Extension modules can be written in any language and are transferred to managed machines automatically.

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
ansible (2.4.6)

Security fix(es) :

* ansible: Inventory variables are loaded from current working directory when running ad-hoc command that can lead to code execution (CVE-2018-10874)

* ansible: ansible.cfg is being read from current working directory allowing possible code execution (CVE-2018-10875)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

This issue was discovered by Brian Coca (Red Hat), and Michael Scherer (OSAS).


Update the affected ansible and / or ansible-doc packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 111028

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-2152.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/07/12

Updated: 2018/11/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ansible, p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ansible-doc, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

Patch Publication Date: 2018/07/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10874, CVE-2018-10875

RHSA: 2018:2152