SUSE SLED15 / SLES15 Security Update : salt (SUSE-SU-2020:0684-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 134622



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


This update for salt fixes the following issues :

Avoid possible user escalation upgrading salt-master (bsc#1157465) (CVE-2019-18897)

Fix unit tests failures in test_batch_async tests

Batch Async: Handle exceptions, properly unregister and close instances after running async batching to avoid CPU starvation of the MWorkers (bsc#1162327)

RHEL/CentOS 8 uses platform-python instead of python3

New configuration option for selection of grains in the minion start event.

Fix 'os_family' grain for Astra Linux Common Edition

Fix for salt-api NET API where unauthenticated attacker could run arbitrary code (CVE-2019-17361) (bsc#1162504)

Adds disabled parameter to mod_repo in aptpkg module Move token with atomic operation Bad API token files get deleted (bsc#1160931)

Support for Btrfs and XFS in parted and mkfs added

Adds list_downloaded for apt Module to enable pre-downloading support Adds virt.(pool|network)_get_xml functions

Various libvirt updates :

- Add virt.pool_capabilities function

- virt.pool_running improvements

- Add virt.pool_deleted state

- virt.network_define allow adding IP configuration

virt: adding kernel boot parameters to libvirt xml

Fix to scheduler when data['run'] does not exist (bsc#1159118)

Fix virt states to not fail on VMs already stopped

Fix applying of attributes for returner rawfile_json (bsc#1158940)

xfs: do not fail if type is not present (bsc#1153611)

Fix errors when running virt.get_hypervisor function

Align virt.full_info fixes with upstream Salt

Fix for log checking in x509 test

Read repo info without using interpolation (bsc#1135656)

Limiting M2Crypto to >= SLE15

Replacing pycrypto with M2Crypto (bsc#1165425)

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 the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or 'zypper patch'.

Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Server Applications 15-SP1:zypper in
-t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Server-Applications-15-SP1-2020-684=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Python2 15-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Python2-15-SP1-2020-684=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Basesystem 15-SP1:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Basesystem-15-SP1-2020-684=1

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 134622

File Name: suse_SU-2020-0684-1.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 3/16/2020

Updated: 5/18/2022

Supported Sensors: Frictionless Assessment Agent, Frictionless Assessment AWS, Frictionless Assessment Azure, Nessus Agent

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 5.3

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-18897


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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-17361

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python2-salt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python3-salt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:salt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:salt-api, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:salt-cloud, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:salt-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:salt-master, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:salt-minion, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:salt-proxy, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:salt-ssh, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:salt-standalone-formulas-configuration, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:salt-syndic, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:15

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/13/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 1/17/2020

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-17361, CVE-2019-18897