GLSA-201411-09 : Ansible: Privilege escalation

High Nessus Plugin ID 79417


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201411-09 (Ansible: Privilege escalation)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Ansible. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or obtain sensitive information.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Ansible users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/ansible-1.6.8'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 79417

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201411-09.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2014/11/24

Modified: 2015/04/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:ansible, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2014/11/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-4657, CVE-2014-4678, CVE-2014-4966, CVE-2014-4967

BID: 68232, 68335, 68794, 68802

GLSA: 201411-09