SUSE SLES11 Security Update : SUSE Manager Client Tools (SUSE-SU-2020:14538-1)

critical Nessus Plugin ID 150580


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


The remote SUSE Linux SLES11 host has packages installed that are affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the SUSE-SU-2020:14538-1 advisory.

- An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt through 3002. Sending crafted web requests to the Salt API, with the SSH client enabled, can result in shell injection. (CVE-2020-16846)

- The TLS module within SaltStack Salt through 3002 creates certificates with weak file permissions.

- In SaltStack Salt through 3002, salt-netapi improperly validates eauth credentials and tokens. A user can bypass authentication and invoke Salt SSH. (CVE-2020-25592)

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Update the affected packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Critical

ID: 150580

File Name: suse_SU-2020-14538-1.nasl

Version: 1.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 6/10/2021

Updated: 1/21/2022

Dependencies: ssh_get_info.nasl

Risk Information

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2020-25592


Risk Factor: High

Score: 8.4


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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


Risk Factor: Critical

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 9.4

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:koan, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:mgr-daemon, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python2-spacewalk-check, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python2-spacewalk-client-setup, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:python2-spacewalk-client-tools, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:salt, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:salt-doc, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:salt-minion, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:spacecmd, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:spacewalk-check, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:spacewalk-client-setup, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:spacewalk-client-tools, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/6/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/7/2020

Exploitable With

Metasploit (SaltStack Salt REST API Arbitrary Command Execution)

Reference Information

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

SuSE: SUSE-SU-2020:14538-1

IAVA: 2020-A-0195-S