GLSA-201607-14 : Ansible: Privilege escalation

High Nessus Plugin ID 92484


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


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201607-14 (Ansible: Privilege escalation)

The create_script function in the lxc_container module of Ansible uses predictable temporary file names, making it vulnerable to a symlink attack.
Impact :

Local attackers could write arbitrary files or gain escalated privileges within the container.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Ansible 1.9.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/ansible-1.9.6' All Ansible 2.0.2.x users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/ansible-'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 92484

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201607-14.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/07/21

Modified: 2016/10/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

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


Base Score: 7.8

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

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

Patch Publication Date: 2016/07/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-3096

GLSA: 201607-14