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In 2021 there have been 13 vulnerabilities in SaltStack Salt with an average score of 8.2 out of ten. Last year Salt had 6 security vulnerabilities published. That is, 7 more vulnerabilities have already been reported in 2021 as compared to last year. Last year, the average CVE base score was greater by 0.33

Year Vulnerabilities Average Score
2021 13 8.20
2020 6 8.53
2019 0 0.00
2018 2 7.55

It may take a day or so for new Salt vulnerabilities to show up in the stats or in the list of recent security vulnerabilties. Additionally vulnerabilities may be tagged under a different product or component name.

Recent SaltStack Salt Security Vulnerabilities

An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt before 3003.3

CVE-2021-21996 8.1 - High - September 08, 2021

An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt before 3003.3. A user who has control of the source, and source_hash URLs can gain full file system access as root on a salt minion.

Exposure of Resource to Wrong Sphere

In SaltStack Salt 2016.9 through 3002.6, a command injection vulnerability exists in the snapper module

CVE-2021-31607 7.8 - High - April 23, 2021

In SaltStack Salt 2016.9 through 3002.6, a command injection vulnerability exists in the snapper module that allows for local privilege escalation on a minion. The attack requires that a file is created with a pathname that is backed up by snapper, and that the master calls the snapper.diff function (which executes popen unsafely).

Command Injection

A Incorrect Implementation of Authentication Algorithm vulnerability in of SUSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP 3; openSUSE Tumbleweed

CVE-2021-25315 7.8 - High - March 03, 2021

A Incorrect Implementation of Authentication Algorithm vulnerability in of SUSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP 3; openSUSE Tumbleweed allows local attackers to execute arbitrary code via salt without the need to specify valid credentials. This issue affects: SUSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 15 SP 3 salt versions prior to 3002.2-3. openSUSE Tumbleweed salt version 3002.2-2.1 and prior versions.

Incorrect Implementation of Authentication Algorithm

An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt before 3002.5

CVE-2021-3148 9.8 - Critical - February 27, 2021

An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt before 3002.5. Sending crafted web requests to the Salt API can result in salt.utils.thin.gen_thin() command injection because of different handling of single versus double quotes. This is related to salt/utils/thin.py.

Command Injection

An issue was discovered in through SaltStack Salt before 3002.5

CVE-2021-25284 4.4 - Medium - February 27, 2021

An issue was discovered in through SaltStack Salt before 3002.5. salt.modules.cmdmod can log credentials to the info or error log level.

Cleartext Storage of Sensitive Information

An issue was discovered in through SaltStack Salt before 3002.5

CVE-2021-25283 9.8 - Critical - February 27, 2021

An issue was discovered in through SaltStack Salt before 3002.5. The jinja renderer does not protect against server side template injection attacks.

Code Injection

An issue was discovered in through SaltStack Salt before 3002.5

CVE-2021-25282 9.1 - Critical - February 27, 2021

An issue was discovered in through SaltStack Salt before 3002.5. The salt.wheel.pillar_roots.write method is vulnerable to directory traversal.

Directory traversal

An issue was discovered in through SaltStack Salt before 3002.5

CVE-2021-25281 9.8 - Critical - February 27, 2021

An issue was discovered in through SaltStack Salt before 3002.5. salt-api does not honor eauth credentials for the wheel_async client. Thus, an attacker can remotely run any wheel modules on the master.

authentification

In SaltStack Salt before 3002.5

CVE-2020-35662 7.4 - High - February 27, 2021

In SaltStack Salt before 3002.5, when authenticating to services using certain modules, the SSL certificate is not always validated.

Improper Certificate Validation

In SaltStack Salt before 3002.5

CVE-2020-28972 5.9 - Medium - February 27, 2021

In SaltStack Salt before 3002.5, authentication to VMware vcenter, vsphere, and esxi servers (in the vmware.py files) does not always validate the SSL/TLS certificate.

Improper Certificate Validation

An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt before 3002.5

CVE-2020-28243 7.8 - High - February 27, 2021

An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt before 3002.5. The minion's restartcheck is vulnerable to command injection via a crafted process name. This allows for a local privilege escalation by any user able to create a files on the minion in a non-blacklisted directory.

Command Injection

An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt before 3002.5

CVE-2021-3197 9.8 - Critical - February 27, 2021

An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt before 3002.5. The salt-api's ssh client is vulnerable to a shell injection by including ProxyCommand in an argument, or via ssh_options provided in an API request.

Injection

In SaltStack Salt before 3002.5, eauth tokens can be used once after expiration

CVE-2021-3144 9.1 - Critical - February 27, 2021

In SaltStack Salt before 3002.5, eauth tokens can be used once after expiration. (They might be used to run command against the salt master or minions.)

Insufficient Session Expiration

In SaltStack Salt through 3002, salt-netapi improperly validates eauth credentials and tokens

CVE-2020-25592 9.8 - Critical - November 06, 2020

In SaltStack Salt through 3002, salt-netapi improperly validates eauth credentials and tokens. A user can bypass authentication and invoke Salt SSH.

Improper Input Validation

The TLS module within SaltStack Salt through 3002 creates certificates with weak file permissions.

CVE-2020-17490 5.5 - Medium - November 06, 2020

The TLS module within SaltStack Salt through 3002 creates certificates with weak file permissions.

Incorrect Permission Assignment for Critical Resource

An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt through 3002

CVE-2020-16846 9.8 - Critical - November 06, 2020

An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt through 3002. Sending crafted web requests to the Salt API, with the SSH client enabled, can result in shell injection.

An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt before 2019.2.4 and 3000 before 3000.2

CVE-2020-11652 6.5 - Medium - April 30, 2020

An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt before 2019.2.4 and 3000 before 3000.2. The salt-master process ClearFuncs class allows access to some methods that improperly sanitize paths. These methods allow arbitrary directory access to authenticated users.

Improper Input Validation

An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt before 2019.2.4 and 3000 before 3000.2

CVE-2020-11651 9.8 - Critical - April 30, 2020

An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt before 2019.2.4 and 3000 before 3000.2. The salt-master process ClearFuncs class does not properly validate method calls. This allows a remote user to access some methods without authentication. These methods can be used to retrieve user tokens from the salt master and/or run arbitrary commands on salt minions.

Improper Input Validation

In SaltStack Salt through 2019.2.0, the salt-api NET API with the ssh client enabled is vulnerable to command injection

CVE-2019-17361 9.8 - Critical - January 17, 2020

In SaltStack Salt through 2019.2.0, the salt-api NET API with the ssh client enabled is vulnerable to command injection. This allows an unauthenticated attacker with network access to the API endpoint to execute arbitrary code on the salt-api host.

Command Injection

SaltStack Salt before 2017.7.8 and 2018.3.x before 2018.3.3

CVE-2018-15751 9.8 - Critical - October 24, 2018

SaltStack Salt before 2017.7.8 and 2018.3.x before 2018.3.3 allow remote attackers to bypass authentication and execute arbitrary commands via salt-api(netapi).

authentification

Directory Traversal vulnerability in salt-api in SaltStack Salt before 2017.7.8 and 2018.3.x before 2018.3.3

CVE-2018-15750 5.3 - Medium - October 24, 2018

Directory Traversal vulnerability in salt-api in SaltStack Salt before 2017.7.8 and 2018.3.x before 2018.3.3 allows remote attackers to determine which files exist on the server.

Directory traversal

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