Fedora 37 : salt (2023-ac1aa963e4)

high Nessus Plugin ID 181399



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


The remote Fedora 37 host has a package installed that is affected by multiple vulnerabilities as referenced in the FEDORA-2023-ac1aa963e4 advisory.

- Git Providers can read from the wrong environment because they get the same cache directory base name in Salt masters prior to 3005.2 or 3006.2. Anything that uses Git Providers with different environments can get garbage data or the wrong data, which can lead to wrongful data disclosure, wrongful executions, data corruption and/or crash. (CVE-2023-20898)

- Salt masters prior to 3005.2 or 3006.2 contain a DOS in minion return. After receiving several bad packets on the request server equal to the number of worker threads, the master will become unresponsive to return requests until restarted. (CVE-2023-20897)

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


Update the affected salt package.

See Also


Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 181399

File Name: fedora_2023-ac1aa963e4.nasl

Version: 1.4

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 9/14/2023

Updated: 11/16/2023

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.5


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-20898


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.8

Temporal Score: 6.8

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:37, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:salt

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 9/5/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 9/5/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-20897, CVE-2023-20898

FEDORA: 2023-ac1aa963e4

IAVA: 2023-A-0515-S