RHEL 7 : ansible (RHSA-2020:0756)

high Nessus Plugin ID 170292


The remote Red Hat host is missing one or more security updates for ansible.


The remote Redhat Enterprise Linux 7 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the RHSA-2020:0756 advisory.

Ansible is a simple model-driven configuration management, multi-node deployment, and remote-task execution system. Ansible works over SSH and does not require any software or daemons to be installed on remote nodes. Extension modules can be written in any language and are transferred to managed machines automatically.

Security Fix(es):

* ansible: secrets disclosed on logs when no_log enabled (CVE-2019-14846)

* ansible: Incomplete fix for CVE-2019-10206 (CVE-2019-14856)

* ansible: sub parameters marked as no_log are not masked in certain failure scenarios (CVE-2019-14858)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, acknowledgments, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.

Tenable has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Red Hat Enterprise Linux security advisory.

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


Update the RHEL ansible package based on the guidance in RHSA-2020:0756.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 170292

File Name: redhat-RHSA-2020-0756.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 1/23/2023

Updated: 6/3/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 5.9


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-14856


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2019-14846

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:redhat:enterprise_linux:ansible, cpe:/o:redhat:enterprise_linux:7

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 3/10/2020

Vulnerability Publication Date: 10/8/2019

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2019-14846, CVE-2019-14856, CVE-2019-14858

CWE: 287, 532

RHSA: 2020:0756