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    Ubuntu 4072-1: Ansible vulnerabilities

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    Several security issues were fixed in Ansible.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4072-1
    July 24, 2019
    
    ansible vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.04
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in Ansible.
    
    Software Description:
    - ansible: Configuration management, deployment, and task execution system
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Ansible failed to properly handle sensitive information.
    A local attacker could use those vulnerabilities to extract them.
    (CVE-2017-7481)
    (CVE-2018-10855)
    (CVE-2018-16837)
    (CVE-2018-16876)
    (CVE-2019-10156)
    
    It was discovered that Ansible could load configuration files from the current
    working directory containing crafted commands. An attacker could run arbitrary
    code as result.
    (CVE-2018-10874)
    (CVE-2018-10875)
    
    It was discovered that Ansible fetch module had a path traversal vulnerability.
    A local attacker could copy and overwrite files outside of the specified
    destination.
    (CVE-2019-3828)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 19.04:
      ansible                         2.7.8+dfsg-1ubuntu0.19.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      ansible                         2.5.1+dfsg-1ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      ansible                         2.0.0.2-2ubuntu1.3
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4072-1
      CVE-2017-7481, CVE-2018-10855, CVE-2018-10874, CVE-2018-10875,
      CVE-2018-16837, CVE-2018-16876, CVE-2019-10156, CVE-2019-3828
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ansible/2.7.8+dfsg-1ubuntu0.19.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ansible/2.5.1+dfsg-1ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ansible/2.0.0.2-2ubuntu1.3
    

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