Ansible: Privilege escalation — GLSA 201411-09

Multiple vulnerabilities has been found in Ansible which may allow local privilege escalation.

Affected Packages

app-admin/ansible on all architectures
Affected versions < 1.6.8
Unaffected versions >= 1.6.8

Background

Ansible is a radically simple IT automation platform.

Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Ansible. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact

A local attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, or obtain sensitive information.

Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Ansible users should upgrade to the latest version:

 # emerge --sync
 # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/ansible-1.6.8"
 

References

Release Date
November 23, 2014

Latest Revision
November 23, 2014: 1

Severity
normal

Exploitable
local

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