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Published: 12 April 2016

Salt 2015.8.x before 2015.8.4 does not properly handle clear messages on the minion, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to execute arbitrary code by inserting packets into the minion-master data stream.



Cvss 3 Severity Score


Score breakdown


Package Release Status
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
artful Not vulnerable

bionic Not vulnerable

cosmic Not vulnerable

disco Not vulnerable

focal Does not exist

jammy Not vulnerable

kinetic Not vulnerable

lunar Does not exist

mantic Does not exist

noble Does not exist

precise Does not exist

trusty Needed

Released (2015.8.5+ds-1)
wily Ignored
(end of life)
xenial Not vulnerable
yakkety Not vulnerable
zesty Not vulnerable

Severity score breakdown

Parameter Value
Base score 8.1
Attack vector Network
Attack complexity High
Privileges required None
User interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity impact High
Availability impact High
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H