Information Exposure

Affecting ansible package, versions [,2.5.12) || [26.0, 2.6.9) || [2.7.2, 2.7.3)

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Overview

ansible is a simple IT automation system.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Information Exposure. Execution of ansible playbooks on Windows platforms with PowerShell ScriptBlock logging and Module logging enabled can allow for passwords to appear in EventLogs in plaintext. A malicious user with administrator privileges on the machine can view these logs and discover the plaintext password.

Remediation

Upgrade ansible to version 2.5.12, 2.6.9, 2.7.3 or higher.

References

CVSS Score

5.3
medium severity
  • Attack Vector
    Network
  • Attack Complexity
    High
  • Privileges Required
    Low
  • User Interaction
    None
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    None
  • Availability
    None
CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
Credit
Unknown
CVE
CVE-2018-16859
CWE
CWE-200
Snyk ID
SNYK-PYTHON-ANSIBLE-72650
Disclosed
29 Nov, 2018
Published
03 Dec, 2018