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CVE-2017-12791

Published: 23 August 2017

Directory traversal vulnerability in minion id validation in SaltStack Salt before 2016.11.7 and 2017.7.x before 2017.7.1 allows remote minions with incorrect credentials to authenticate to a master via a crafted minion ID.

From the Ubuntu security team

It was discovered that the salt allows remote attackers to write to arbitrary files via a special crafted file. An attacker could use this vulnerability to cause a DoS or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 9.8

Status

Package Release Status
salt
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream
Released (2016.11.2+ds-1)
Ubuntu 21.10 (Impish Indri) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 21.04 (Hirsute Hippo) Not vulnerable

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Does not exist

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver) Not vulnerable
(2017.7.4+dfsg1-1)
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM (Xenial Xerus) Ignored
(end of standard support, was needed)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr) Does not exist
(trusty was needed)