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Debian LTS Advisory DLA-2480-1                [email protected]
https://www.debian.org/lts/security/                          Abhijith PA
December 04, 2020                             https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
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Package        : salt
Version        : 2016.11.2+ds-1+deb9u6
CVE ID         : CVE-2020-16846 CVE-2020-17490 CVE-2020-25592

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in salt.


    An unauthenticated user with network access to the Salt API can use
    shell injections to run code on the Salt-API using the SSH client


    When using the functions create_ca, create_csr, and
    create_self_signed_cert in the tls execution module, it would not
    ensure the key was created with the correct permissions.


    Properly validate eauth credentials and tokens along with their Access
    Control Lists – ACLs. Prior to this change, eauth was not properly
    validated when calling Salt SSH via the salt-api. Any value for “eauth”
    or “token” would allow a user to bypass authentication and make calls
    to Salt SSH

For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your salt packages.

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

Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS