RHSA-2018:3772 - Security Advisory
Security Advisory: Moderate
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Identify and remediate systems affected by this advisory.
An update for ansible is now available for Ansible Engine 2.
Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate. A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, which gives a detailed severity rating, is available for each vulnerability from the CVE link(s) in the References section.
Ansible is a simple model-driven configuration management, multi-node deployment, and remote-task execution system. Ansible works over SSH and does not require any software or daemons to be installed on remote nodes. Extension modules can be written in any language and are transferred to managed machines automatically.
The following packages have been upgraded to a newer upstream version: ansible (2.7.4)
- ansible: become password logged in plaintext when used with PowerShell on Windows (CVE-2018-16859)
For more details about the security issue(s), including the impact, a CVSS score, and other related information, refer to the CVE page(s) listed in the References section.
Red Hat would like to thank Igor Turovsky for reporting this issue.
See https://github.com/ansible/ansible/blob/v2.7.4/changelogs/CHANGELOG-v2.7.rst for details on bug fixes in this release.
Before applying this update, make sure all previously released errata
relevant to your system have been applied.
For details on how to apply this update, refer to:
- Red Hat Ansible Engine 2 for RHEL 7 x86_64
- Red Hat Ansible Engine 2 for RHEL 7 ppc64le
- BZ - 1649607 - CVE-2018-16859 ansible: become password logged in plaintext when used with PowerShell on Windows
Red Hat Ansible Engine 2 for RHEL 7