Fedora 39 : ansible / ansible-core (2023-3a0ce521ab)

high Nessus Plugin ID 187112



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


The remote Fedora 39 host has packages installed that are affected by a vulnerability as referenced in the FEDORA-2023-3a0ce521ab advisory.

- A template injection flaw was found in Ansible where a user's controller internal templating operations may remove the unsafe designation from template data. This issue could allow an attacker to use a specially crafted file to introduce templating injection when supplying templating data. (CVE-2023-5764)

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 ansible and / or ansible-core packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 187112

File Name: fedora_2023-3a0ce521ab.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 12/20/2023

Updated: 4/29/2024

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

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Medium

Score: 6.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2023-5764


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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/o:fedoraproject:fedora:39, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ansible, p-cpe:/a:fedoraproject:fedora:ansible-core

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

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 12/6/2023

Vulnerability Publication Date: 12/6/2023

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2023-5764