Debian DLA-2294-1 : salt security update

High Nessus Plugin ID 139094

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VPR Score: 5.9

Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security update.

Description

Two issues have been found in salt, a remote manager to administer servers.

These issues are related to remote hackers bypassing authentication to execute arbitrary commands and getting informations about files on the server

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 2016.11.2+ds-1+deb9u5.

We recommend that you upgrade your salt packages.

For the detailed security status of salt please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/salt

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

Solution

Upgrade the affected packages.

See Also

https://lists.debian.org/debian-lts-announce/2020/07/msg00024.html

https://packages.debian.org/source/stretch/salt

https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/source-package/salt

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 139094

File Name: debian_DLA-2294.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2020/07/30

Updated: 2020/08/03

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

VPR Score: 5.9

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:salt-api, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:salt-cloud, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:salt-common, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:salt-doc, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:salt-master, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:salt-minion, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:salt-proxy, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:salt-ssh, p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:salt-syndic, 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: 2020/07/28

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/10/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-15750, CVE-2018-15751