RHEL 7 : ansible (RHSA-2018:3462)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 118788


The remote Red Hat host is missing a security update.


An update for ansible is now available for Ansible Engine 2.

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 (2.7.1)

Security fix(es) :

* ansible: Information leak in 'user' module (CVE-2018-16837)

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.

Red Hat would like to thank Markus Teufelberger (mgIT Consulting) for reporting this issue.

Bug Fix(es) :

See https://github.com/ansible/ansible/blob/v2.7.1/changelogs/CHANGELOG-v2 .7.rst for details on bug fixes in this release.


Update the affected ansible package.

See Also



Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 118788

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2018-3462.nasl

Version: 1.7

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/11/07

Updated: 2019/09/12

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 2.1

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.8

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

Vulnerability Information

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2018/11/05

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-16837

RHSA: 2018:3462