Debian DSA-4837-1 : salt - security update

critical Nessus Plugin ID 145319
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Synopsis

The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.

Description

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in salt, a powerful remote execution manager. The flaws could result in authentication bypass and invocation of Salt SSH, creation of certificates with weak file permissions via the TLS execution module or shell injections with the Salt API using the SSH client.

Solution

Upgrade the salt packages.

For the stable distribution (buster), these problems have been fixed in version 2018.3.4+dfsg1-6+deb10u2.

See Also

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

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

https://www.debian.org/security/2021/dsa-4837

Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 145319

File Name: debian_DSA-4837.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/25/2021

Updated: 1/29/2021

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

VPR

Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.4

CVSS v2

Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.2

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

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

CVSS v3

Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.1

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:debian:debian_linux:salt, cpe:/o:debian:debian_linux:10.0

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 1/24/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/6/2020

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SaltStack Salt REST API Arbitrary Command Execution)

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2020-16846, CVE-2020-17490, CVE-2020-25592

DSA: 4837