FreeBSD : py-ansible -- data leak vulnerability (f418cd50-561a-49a2-a133-965d03ede72a)

high Nessus Plugin ID 174288



The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


The version of FreeBSD installed on the remote host is prior to tested version. It is, therefore, affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the f418cd50-561a-49a2-a133-965d03ede72a advisory.

- A flaw was found in Ansible where the secret information present in async_files are getting disclosed when the user changes the jobdir to a world readable directory. Any secret information in an async status file will be readable by a malicious user on that system. This flaw affects Ansible Tower 3.7 and Ansible Automation Platform 1.2. (CVE-2021-3532)

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: High

ID: 174288

File Name: freebsd_pkg_f418cd50561a49a2a133965d03ede72a.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Published: 4/14/2023

Updated: 1/16/2024

Supported Sensors: Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.4

Temporal Score: 4.7

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3532


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py310-ansible, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py311-ansible, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py37-ansible, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py38-ansible, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:py39-ansible, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 4/10/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 6/9/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3532