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Red Hat Security Advisory 2018-3773-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2018-3773-01
Posted Dec 6, 2018
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2018-3773-01 - Ansible is a simple model-driven configuration management, multi-node deployment, and remote-task execution system. Ansible works over SSH and does not require any software or daemons to be installed on remote nodes. Extension modules can be written in any language and are transferred to managed machines automatically. Issues addressed include cleartext password logging.

tags | advisory, remote
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2018-16859
MD5 | 51782eb421e92229ef9253f4a7fe3721

Red Hat Security Advisory 2018-3773-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Moderate: ansible security and bug fix update
Advisory ID: RHSA-2018:3773-01
Product: Red Hat Ansible Engine
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3773
Issue date: 2018-12-04
CVE Names: CVE-2018-16859
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1. Summary:

An update for ansible is now available for Ansible Engine 2.7.

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which
gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from
the CVE link(s) in the References section.

2. Relevant releases/architectures:

Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.7 for RHEL 7 Server - noarch

3. Description:

Ansible is a simple model-driven configuration management, multi-node
deployment, and remote-task execution system. Ansible works over SSH and
does not require any software or daemons to be installed on remote nodes.
Extension modules can be written in any language and are transferred to
managed machines automatically.

The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version:
ansible (2.7.4)

Security fix(es):

* ansible: become password logged in plaintext when used with PowerShell on
Windows (CVE-2018-16859)

For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS
score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in
the References section.

Red Hat would like to thank Igor Turovsky for reporting this issue.

Bug Fix(es):

See
https://github.com/ansible/ansible/blob/v2.7.4/changelogs/CHANGELOG-v2.7.rs
t for details on bug fixes in this release.

4. Solution:

Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.

For details on how to apply this update, refer to:

https://access.redhat.com/articles/11258

5. Bugs fixed (https://bugzilla.redhat.com/):

1649607 - CVE-2018-16859 ansible: become password logged in plaintext when used with PowerShell on Windows

6. Package List:

Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.7 for RHEL 7 Server:

Source:
ansible-2.7.4-1.el7ae.src.rpm

noarch:
ansible-2.7.4-1.el7ae.noarch.rpm

These packages are GPG signed by Red Hat for security. Our key and
details on how to verify the signature are available from
https://access.redhat.com/security/team/key/

7. References:

https://access.redhat.com/security/cve/CVE-2018-16859
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#moderate

8. Contact:

The Red Hat security contact is <secalert@redhat.com>. More contact
details at https://access.redhat.com/security/team/contact/

Copyright 2018 Red Hat, Inc.
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