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CVE-2018-16859 Detail

Description

Execution of Ansible playbooks on Windows platforms with PowerShell ScriptBlock logging and Module logging enabled can allow for 'become' passwords to appear in EventLogs in plaintext. A local user with administrator privileges on the machine can view these logs and discover the plaintext password. Ansible Engine 2.8 and older are believed to be vulnerable.

Source:  MITRE
Description Last Modified:  11/29/2018

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Hyperlink Resource
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/106004
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3770
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3771
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3772
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3773
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2018-16859
https://github.com/ansible/ansible/pull/49142

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Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-16859
NVD Published Date:
11/29/2018
NVD Last Modified:
12/05/2018