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CVE-2014-4678 Detail


The safe_eval function in Ansible before 1.6.4 does not properly restrict the code subset, which allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via crafted instructions. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2014-4657.


CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

Base Score:  9.8 CRITICAL
Vector:  CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

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Hyperlink Resource
https://github.com/ansible/ansible/commit/5429b85b9f6c2e640074176f36ff05fd5e4d1916 Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://groups.google.com/forum/message/raw?msg=ansible-announce/ieV1vZvcTXU/5Q93ThkY9rIJ Third Party Advisory 
https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/CVE-2014-4678 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/06/26/30 Mailing List  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2014/07/02/2 Mailing List  Patch  Third Party Advisory 
https://www.rapid7.com/db/vulnerabilities/freebsd-vid-2c493ac8-205e-11e5-a4a5-002590263bf5 Third Party Advisory 
https://www.rapid7.com/db/vulnerabilities/gentoo-linux-cve-2014-4678 Third Party Advisory 

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-74 Improper Neutralization of Special Elements in Output Used by a Downstream Component ('Injection') cwe source acceptance level NIST  

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