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Debian: CVE-2020-1733: ansible -- security update

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Debian: CVE-2020-1733: ansible -- security update

Severity
4
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
03/11/2020
Created
05/08/2020
Added
05/07/2020
Modified
08/20/2021

Description

A race condition flaw was found in Ansible Engine 2.7.17 and prior, 2.8.9 and prior, 2.9.6 and prior when running a playbook with an unprivileged become user. When Ansible needs to run a module with become user, the temporary directory is created in /var/tmp. This directory is created with "umask 77 && mkdir -p <dir>"; this operation does not fail if the directory already exists and is owned by another user. An attacker could take advantage to gain control of the become user as the target directory can be retrieved by iterating '/proc/<pid>/cmdline'.

Solution(s)

  • debian-upgrade-ansible

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