cloud-init has the ability to generate and set a randomized password
for system users. This functionality is enabled at runtime by
passing cloud-config data such as:
When used this way, cloud-init logs the raw, unhashed password to a
world-readable local file.
For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version
We recommend that you upgrade your cloud-init packages.
For the detailed security status of cloud-init 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
Debian LTS Advisory DLA-2601-1 [email protected]
https://www.debian.org/lts/security/ Utkarsh Gupta
March 20, 2021 https://wiki.debian.org/LTS
Version : 0.7.9-2+deb9u1