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[ASA-201701-41] salt: multiple issues
Arch Linux Security Advisory ASA-201701-41 ========================================== Severity: High Date : 2017-01-31 CVE-ID : CVE-2017-5192 CVE-2017-5200 Package : salt Type : multiple issues Remote : Yes Link : Summary ======= The package salt before version 2016.11.2-1 is vulnerable to multiple issues including arbitrary code execution and arbitrary command execution. Resolution ========== Upgrade to 2016.11.2-1. # pacman -Syu "salt>=2016.11.2-1" The problems have been fixed upstream in version 2016.11.2. Workaround ========== None. Description =========== - CVE-2017-5192 (arbitrary code execution) The `LocalClient.cmd_batch()` method client does not accept `external_auth` credentials and so access to it from salt-api has been removed for now. This vulnerability allows code execution for already- authenticated users and is only in effect when running salt-api as the `root` user. - CVE-2017-5200 (arbitrary command execution) Salt-api allows arbitrary command execution on a salt-master via Salt's ssh_client. Users of Salt-API and salt-ssh could execute a command on the salt master via a hole when both systems were enabled. Impact ====== A remote attacker is able to execute arbitrary commands on a salt master when salt is not configured properly. In addition, an authenticated attacker is able to execute arbitrary code on the salt stack if salt-api is run as root. References ==========!msg/salt-announce/eP_kQiQdnvo/6cvBrwsqCAAJ