Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2223-1 salt -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
30 May 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 959684.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-11651, CVE-2020-11652.
More information:

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in package salt, a configuration management and infrastructure automation software.

  • CVE-2020-11651

    The salt-master process ClearFuncs class does not properly validate method calls. This allows a remote user to access some methods without authentication. These methods can be used to retrieve user tokens from the salt master and/or run arbitrary commands on salt minions.

  • CVE-2020-11652

    The salt-master process ClearFuncs class allows access to some methods that improperly sanitize paths. These methods allow arbitrary directory access to authenticated users.

For Debian 8 Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 2014.1.13+ds-3+deb8u1.

We recommend that you upgrade your salt packages.

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