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USN-6849-1: Salt vulnerabilities

25 June 2024

Several security issues were fixed in Salt.

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Releases

Packages

  • salt - Infrastructure management built on a dynamic communication bus

Details

It was discovered that Salt incorrectly validated method calls and
sanitized paths. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to access
some methods without authentication. (CVE-2020-11651, CVE-2020-11652)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

After a standard system update you need to restart Salt to make all the
necessary changes.

Related notices

  • USN-4459-1: salt-master, salt-api, salt-common, salt-ssh, salt-cloud, salt-syndic, salt-minion, salt-proxy, salt, salt-doc