Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2823-1 salt -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
19 Nov 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 994016.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-21996.
More information:

Jonathan Schlue discovered a vulnerability in Salt, a powerful remote execution manager. A user who has control of the source, and source_hash URLs can gain full file system access as root on a salt minion.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 2016.11.2+ds-1+deb9u8.

We recommend that you upgrade your salt packages.

For the detailed security status of salt please refer to its security tracker page at:

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