Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2823-2 salt -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
21 Nov 2021
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 1000265.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2021-21996.
More information:

The security update of Salt, a remote execution manager, to fix CVE-2021-21996 introduced a regression in salt/ which raised an unexpected exception and made file.managed states fail.

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version 2016.11.2+ds-1+deb9u9.

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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