Gentoo: GLSA-201411-09: Ansible: Privilege escalation

    Date23 Nov 2014
    CategoryGentoo
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Multiple vulnerabilities has been found in Ansible which may allow local privilege escalation.
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    Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201411-09
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     Severity: Normal
        Title: Ansible: Privilege escalation
         Date: November 23, 2014
         Bugs: #516564, #517770
           ID: 201411-09
    
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    Synopsis
    ========
    
    Multiple vulnerabilities has been found in Ansible which may allow
    local privilege escalation.
    
    Background
    ==========
    
    Ansible is a radically simple IT automation platform.
    
    Affected packages
    =================
    
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
         Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
        -------------------------------------------------------------------
      1  app-admin/ansible            < 1.6.8 >= 1.6.8
    
    Description
    ===========
    
    Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Ansible. Please review
    the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
    
    Impact
    ======
    
    A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
    privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or
    obtain sensitive information.
    
    Workaround
    ==========
    
    There is no known workaround at this time.
    
    Resolution
    ==========
    
    All Ansible users should upgrade to the latest version:
    
      # emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/ansible-1.6.8"
    
    References
    ==========
    
    [ 1 ] CVE-2014-4657
          http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-4657
    [ 2 ] CVE-2014-4678
          http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-4678
    [ 3 ] CVE-2014-4966
          http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-4966
    [ 4 ] CVE-2014-4967
          http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2014-4967
    
    Availability
    ============
    
    This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
    the Gentoo Security Website:
    
     http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201411-09.xml
    
    Concerns?
    =========
    
    Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
    confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
    importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or alternatively, you may file a bug at
    https://bugs.gentoo.org.
    
    License
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    The contents of this document are licensed under the
    Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.
    
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