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1404378: CVE-2016-9587 Ansible: Compromised remote hosts can lead to running commands on the Ansible controller
An input validation vulnerability was found in Ansible's handling of data sent from client systems. An attacker with control over a client system being managed by Ansible and the ability to send facts back to the Ansible server could use this flaw to execute arbitrary code on the Ansible server using the Ansible server privileges.

Find out more about CVE-2016-9587 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 6.6
CVSS3 Base Metrics CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required High
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality High
Integrity Impact High
Availability Impact High

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Virtualization 4 (ansible) RHSA-2017:1685 2017-07-06
Red Hat Storage Console Agent 2 (ansible) RHSA-2017:0515 2017-03-14
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 10 (ansible) RHSA-2017:0195 2017-01-25
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.3 (ansible) RHSA-2017:0448 2017-03-06
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.2 (ansible) RHSA-2017:0448 2017-03-06
Red Hat Gluster Storage Server 3.1 on RHEL-7 (ansible) RHSA-2017:0260 2017-02-07
Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform 3.4 (ansible) RHSA-2017:0448 2017-03-06

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat OpenStack Platform 11.0 (Ocata) ansible 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.
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