Ubuntu 4072-1: Ansible vulnerabilities

    Date 24 Jul 2019
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in Ansible.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4072-1
    July 24, 2019
    ansible vulnerabilities
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 19.04
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Several security issues were fixed in Ansible.
    Software Description:
    - ansible: Configuration management, deployment, and task execution system
    It was discovered that Ansible failed to properly handle sensitive information.
    A local attacker could use those vulnerabilities to extract them.
    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.
    It was discovered that Ansible fetch module had a path traversal vulnerability.
    A local attacker could copy and overwrite files outside of the specified
    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:
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
      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:

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