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Red Hat Security Advisory 2021-3871-01

Red Hat Security Advisory 2021-3871-01
Posted Oct 15, 2021
Authored by Red Hat | Site access.redhat.com

Red Hat Security Advisory 2021-3871-01 - 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.

tags | advisory, remote
systems | linux, redhat
advisories | CVE-2021-3620
MD5 | dce38a2c46b9fe4613dc07e9302afd66

Red Hat Security Advisory 2021-3871-01

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Red Hat Security Advisory

Synopsis: Important: Ansible security and bug fix update (2.9.27)
Advisory ID: RHSA-2021:3871-01
Product: Red Hat Ansible Engine
Advisory URL: https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2021:3871
Issue date: 2021-10-14
CVE Names: CVE-2021-3620
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1. Summary:

An update for ansible is now available for Ansible Engine 2.9

Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact
of Important. 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 2.9 for RHEL 7 Server - noarch
Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.9 for RHEL 8 - 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 (2.9.27)

Bug Fix(es):
* CVE-2021-3620 Ansible: ansible-connection module discloses sensitive info
in traceback error message

See:
https://github.com/ansible/ansible/blob/v2.9.27/changelogs/CHANGELOG-v2.9.r
st
for details on bug fixes in this release.

4. Solution:

For details on how to apply this update, which includes the changes
described in this advisory, refer to:

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

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

1975767 - CVE-2021-3620 Ansible: ansible-connection module discloses sensitive info in traceback error message

6. Package List:

Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.9 for RHEL 7 Server:

Source:
ansible-2.9.27-1.el7ae.src.rpm

noarch:
ansible-2.9.27-1.el7ae.noarch.rpm
ansible-test-2.9.27-1.el7ae.noarch.rpm

Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.9 for RHEL 8:

Source:
ansible-2.9.27-1.el8ae.src.rpm

noarch:
ansible-2.9.27-1.el8ae.noarch.rpm
ansible-test-2.9.27-1.el8ae.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-2021-3620
https://access.redhat.com/security/updates/classification/#important

8. Contact:

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

Copyright 2021 Red Hat, Inc.
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