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By the Year

In 2020 there have been 7 vulnerabilities in Red Hat Ansible Engine with an average score of 6.0 out of ten. Last year Ansible Engine had 3 security vulnerabilities published. That is, 4 more vulnerabilities have already been reported in 2020 as compared to last year. Last year, the average CVE base score was greater by 0.20

Year Vulnerabilities Average Score
2020 7 6.00
2019 3 6.20
2018 6 7.25

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Latest Red Hat Ansible Engine Security Vulnerabilities

A flaw was found in the Ansible Engine affecting Ansible Engine versions 2.7.x before 2.7.17 and 2.8.x before 2.8.11 and 2.9.x before 2.9.7 as well as Ansible Tower before and including versions 3.4.5 and 3.5.5 and 3.6.3 when the ldap_attr and ldap_entry community modules are used

CVE-2020-1746 5 - Medium - May 12, 2020

A flaw was found in the Ansible Engine affecting Ansible Engine versions 2.7.x before 2.7.17 and 2.8.x before 2.8.11 and 2.9.x before 2.9.7 as well as Ansible Tower before and including versions 3.4.5 and 3.5.5 and 3.6.3 when the ldap_attr and ldap_entry community modules are used. The issue discloses the LDAP bind password to stdout or a log file if a playbook task is written using the bind_pw in the parameters field. The highest threat from this vulnerability is data confidentiality.

CVE-2020-1746 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction and a small amount of user privledges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.3 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have a high impact on confidentiality, with no impact on integrity and availability.

Information Leak

A flaw was found in Ansible Engine affecting Ansible Engine versions 2.7.x before 2.7.17 and 2.8.x before 2.8.11 and 2.9.x before 2.9.7 as well as Ansible Tower before and including versions 3.4.5 and 3.5.5 and 3.6.3 when using modules

CVE-2020-10685 5.5 - Medium - May 11, 2020

A flaw was found in Ansible Engine affecting Ansible Engine versions 2.7.x before 2.7.17 and 2.8.x before 2.8.11 and 2.9.x before 2.9.7 as well as Ansible Tower before and including versions 3.4.5 and 3.5.5 and 3.6.3 when using modules which decrypts vault files such as assemble, script, unarchive, win_copy, aws_s3 or copy modules. The temporary directory is created in /tmp leaves the s ts unencrypted. On Operating Systems which /tmp is not a tmpfs but part of the root partition, the directory is only cleared on boot and the decryp emains when the host is switched off. The system will be vulnerable when the system is not running. So decrypted data must be cleared as soon as possible and the data which normally is encrypted ble.

CVE-2020-10685 can be explotited with local system access, and requires small amount of user privledges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have a high impact on confidentiality, with no impact on integrity and availability.

Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere

An archive traversal flaw was found in all ansible-engine versions 2.9.x prior to 2.9.7, when running ansible-galaxy collection install

CVE-2020-10691 5.2 - Medium - April 30, 2020

An archive traversal flaw was found in all ansible-engine versions 2.9.x prior to 2.9.7, when running ansible-galaxy collection install. When extracting a collection .tar.gz file, the directory is created without sanitizing the filename. An attacker could take advantage to overwrite any file within the system.

CVE-2020-10691 can be explotited with local system access, and requires small amount of user privledges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 2.0 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have no impact on confidentiality, with no impact on integrity and availability.

Directory traversal

A vulnerability was found in Ansible Engine versions 2.9.x before 2.9.3, 2.8.x before 2.8.8, 2.7.x before 2.7.16 and earlier, where in Ansible's nxos_file_copy module

CVE-2019-14905 5.6 - Medium - March 31, 2020

A vulnerability was found in Ansible Engine versions 2.9.x before 2.9.3, 2.8.x before 2.8.8, 2.7.x before 2.7.16 and earlier, where in Ansible's nxos_file_copy module can be used to copy files to a flash or bootflash on NXOS devices. Malicious code could craft the filename parameter to perform OS command injections. This could result in a loss of confidentiality of the system among other issues.

CVE-2019-14905 can be explotited with local system access, and requires user privledges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 0.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have a high impact on confidentiality, with no impact on integrity and availability.

Externally Controlled Reference to a Resource in Another Sphere

A security flaw was found in Ansible Engine

CVE-2020-1753 5.5 - Medium - March 16, 2020

A security flaw was found in Ansible Engine, all Ansible 2.7.x versions prior to 2.7.17, all Ansible 2.8.x versions prior to 2.8.11 and all Ansible 2.9.x versions prior to 2.9.7, when managing kubernetes using the k8s module. Sensitive parameters such as passwords and tokens are passed to kubectl from the command line, not using an environment variable or an input configuration file. This will disclose passwords and tokens from process list and no_log directive from debug module would not have any effect making these secrets being disclosed on stdout and log files.

CVE-2020-1753 can be explotited with local system access, and requires small amount of user privledges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have a high impact on confidentiality, with no impact on integrity and availability.

Information Exposure Through Log Files

A flaw was found in Ansible 2.7.17 and prior, 2.8.9 and prior, and 2.9.6 and prior when using the Extract-Zip function

CVE-2020-1737 7.8 - High - March 09, 2020

A flaw was found in Ansible 2.7.17 and prior, 2.8.9 and prior, and 2.9.6 and prior when using the Extract-Zip function from the win_unzip module as the extracted file(s) are not checked if they belong to the destination folder. An attacker could take advantage of this flaw by crafting an archive anywhere in the file system, using a path traversal. This issue is fixed in 2.10.

CVE-2020-1737 can be explotited with local system access, and requires small amount of user privledges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Directory traversal

A flaw was found in the pipe lookup plugin of ansible

CVE-2020-1734 7.4 - High - March 03, 2020

A flaw was found in the pipe lookup plugin of ansible. Arbitrary commands can be run, when the pipe lookup plugin uses subprocess.Popen() with shell=True, by overwriting ansible facts and the variable is not escaped by quote plugin. An attacker could take advantage and run arbitrary commands by overwriting the ansible facts.

CVE-2020-1734 is exploitable with local system access, requires user interaction and a small amount of user privledges. This vulnerability is consided to have a high level of attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 0.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have a high impact on confidentiality and integrity, and a small impact on availability.

Shell injection

A vulnerability was found in Ansible engine 2.x up to 2.8 and Ansible tower 3.x up to 3.5

CVE-2019-14858 5.5 - Medium - October 14, 2019

A vulnerability was found in Ansible engine 2.x up to 2.8 and Ansible tower 3.x up to 3.5. When a module has an argument_spec with sub parameters marked as no_log, passing an invalid parameter name to the module will cause the task to fail before the no_log options in the sub parameters are processed. As a result, data in the sub parameter fields will not be masked and will be displayed if Ansible is run with increased verbosity and present in the module invocation arguments for the task.

CVE-2019-14858 is exploitable with local system access, and requires small amount of user privledges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have a high impact on confidentiality, with no impact on integrity and availability.

Information Exposure Through Log Files

Ansible, all ansible_engine-2.x versions and ansible_engine-3.x up to ansible_engine-3.5, was logging at the DEBUG level which lead to a disclosure of credentials if a plugin used a library

CVE-2019-14846 7.8 - High - October 08, 2019

Ansible, all ansible_engine-2.x versions and ansible_engine-3.x up to ansible_engine-3.5, was logging at the DEBUG level which lead to a disclosure of credentials if a plugin used a library that logged credentials at the DEBUG level. This flaw does not affect Ansible modules, as those are executed in a separate process.

CVE-2019-14846 is exploitable with local system access, and requires small amount of user privledges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Information Exposure Through Log Files

ansible before versions 2.5.14, 2.6.11, 2.7.5 is vulnerable to a information disclosure flaw in vvv+ mode with no_log on

CVE-2018-16876 5.3 - Medium - January 03, 2019

ansible before versions 2.5.14, 2.6.11, 2.7.5 is vulnerable to a information disclosure flaw in vvv+ mode with no_log on that can lead to leakage of sensible data.

CVE-2018-16876 is exploitable with network access, and requires small amount of user privledges. This vulnerability is consided to have a high level of attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.6 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have a high impact on confidentiality, with no impact on integrity and availability.

Information Leak

Execution of Ansible playbooks on Windows platforms with PowerShell ScriptBlock logging and Module logging enabled can

CVE-2018-16859 4.4 - Medium - November 29, 2018

Execution of Ansible playbooks on Windows platforms with PowerShell ScriptBlock logging and Module logging enabled can allow for 'become' passwords to appear in EventLogs in plaintext. A local user with administrator privileges on the machine can view these logs and discover the plaintext password. Ansible Engine 2.8 and older are believed to be vulnerable.

CVE-2018-16859 can be explotited with local system access, and requires user privledges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 0.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have a high impact on confidentiality, with no impact on integrity and availability.

Information Exposure Through Log Files

Ansible "User" module leaks any data which is passed on as a parameter to ssh-keygen

CVE-2018-16837 7.8 - High - October 23, 2018

Ansible "User" module leaks any data which is passed on as a parameter to ssh-keygen. This could lean in undesirable situations such as passphrases credentials passed as a parameter for the ssh-keygen executable. Showing those credentials in clear text form for every user which have access just to the process list.

CVE-2018-16837 can be explotited with local system access, and requires small amount of user privledges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Missing Encryption of Sensitive Data

A flaw was found in ansible

CVE-2018-10875 7.8 - High - July 13, 2018

A flaw was found in ansible. ansible.cfg is read from the current working directory which can be altered to make it point to a plugin or a module path under the control of an attacker, thus allowing the attacker to execute arbitrary code.

CVE-2018-10875 can be explotited with local system access, and requires small amount of user privledges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

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Ansible 2.5 prior to 2.5.5, and 2.4 prior to 2.4.5, do not honor the no_log task flag for failed tasks

CVE-2018-10855 5.9 - Medium - July 03, 2018

Ansible 2.5 prior to 2.5.5, and 2.4 prior to 2.4.5, do not honor the no_log task flag for failed tasks. When the no_log flag has been used to protect sensitive data passed to a task from being logged, and that task does not run successfully, Ansible will expose sensitive data in log files and on the terminal of the user running Ansible.

CVE-2018-10855 can be explotited with network access, and does not require authorization privledges or user interaction. This vulnerability is consided to have a high level of attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 2.2 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to have a high impact on confidentiality, with no impact on integrity and availability.

Information Exposure Through Log Files

In ansible it was found

CVE-2018-10874 7.8 - High - July 02, 2018

In ansible it was found that inventory variables are loaded from current working directory when running ad-hoc command which are under attacker's control, allowing to run arbitrary code as a result.

CVE-2018-10874 is exploitable with local system access, and requires small amount of user privledges. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has an exploitability score of 1.8 out of four. The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be very high.

Improper Input Validation

transport.py in the SSH server implementation of Paramiko before 1.17.6

CVE-2018-7750 9.8 - Critical - March 13, 2018

transport.py in the SSH server implementation of Paramiko before 1.17.6, 1.18.x before 1.18.5, 2.0.x before 2.0.8, 2.1.x before 2.1.5, 2.2.x before 2.2.3, 2.3.x before 2.3.2, and 2.4.x before 2.4.1 does not properly check whether authentication is completed before processing other requests, as demonstrated by channel-open. A customized SSH client can simply skip the authentication step.

CVE-2018-7750 is exploitable with network access, and does not require authorization privledges or user interaction. This vulnerability is considered to have a low attack complexity. It has the highest possible exploitability rating (3.9). The potential impact of an exploit of this vulnerability is considered to be critical as this vulneraility has a high impact to the confidentiality, integrity and availability of this component.

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