USN-4072-1: Ansible vulnerabilities

24 July 2019

Several security issues were fixed in Ansible.

Releases

Packages

  • ansible - Configuration management, deployment, and task execution system

Details

It was discovered that Ansible failed to properly handle sensitive information.
A local attacker could use those vulnerabilities to extract them.
(CVE-2017-7481)
(CVE-2018-10855)
(CVE-2018-16837)
(CVE-2018-16876)
(CVE-2019-10156)

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.
(CVE-2018-10874)
(CVE-2018-10875)

It was discovered that Ansible fetch module had a path traversal vulnerability.
A local attacker could copy and overwrite files outside of the specified
destination.
(CVE-2019-3828)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.