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1388113: CVE-2016-8628 ansible: Command injection by compromised server via fact variables
Ansible fails to properly sanitize fact variables sent from the Ansible controller. An attacker with the ability to create special variables on the controller could execute arbitrary commands on Ansible clients as the user Ansible runs as.

Find out more about CVE-2016-8628 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 6.8
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

CVSS v3 metrics

CVSS3 Base Score 7.6
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:R/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required High
User Interaction Required
Scope Changed
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.2 (ansible) RHSA-2016:2778 2016-11-15
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.3 (ansible) RHSA-2016:2778 2016-11-15

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Storage Console 2 ansible Not affected
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 ansible Not affected
Red Hat Gluster Storage 3.1 ansible Not affected
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


This issue was discovered by Michael Scherer (Red Hat).
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