Debian DSA-4396-1 : ansible - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 122321
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The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.


Several vulnerabilities have been found in Ansible, a configuration management, deployment, and task execution system :

- CVE-2018-10855/ CVE-2018-16876 The no_log task flag wasn't honored, resulting in an information leak.

- CVE-2018-10875 ansible.cfg was read from the current working directory.

- CVE-2018-16837 The user module leaked parameters passed to ssh-keygen to the process environment.

- CVE-2019-3828 The fetch module was susceptible to path traversal.


Upgrade the ansible packages.

For the stable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 122321

File Name: debian_DSA-4396.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2/20/2019

Updated: 5/26/2020

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-10875


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:ansible, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:9.0

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Debian/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2/19/2019

Vulnerability Publication Date: 7/3/2018

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-10855, CVE-2018-10875, CVE-2018-16837, CVE-2018-16876, CVE-2019-3828

DSA: 4396