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CVE-2018-16859 Detail

Current 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
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Impact

CVSS v3.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 4.4 MEDIUM
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N (V3 legend)
Impact Score: 3.6
Exploitability Score: 0.8


Attack Vector (AV): Local
Attack Complexity (AC): Low
Privileges Required (PR): High
User Interaction (UI): None
Scope (S): Unchanged
Confidentiality (C): High
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None

CVSS v2.0 Severity and Metrics:

Base Score: 2.1 LOW
Vector: (AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N) (V2 legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 3.9


Access Vector (AV): Local
Access Complexity (AC): Low
Authentication (AU): None
Confidentiality (C): Partial
Integrity (I): None
Availability (A): None
Additional Information:
Allows unauthorized disclosure of information

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-04/msg00021.html
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/106004 Third Party Advisory VDB Entry
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3770 Vendor Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3771 Vendor Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3772 Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory
https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:3773 Vendor Advisory
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=CVE-2018-16859 Issue Tracking Vendor Advisory
https://github.com/ansible/ansible/pull/49142 Patch Third Party Advisory

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)

  • Information Exposure Through Log Files (CWE-532)

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.2

Configuration 1 ( hide )
 cpe:2.3:a:redhat:ansible_engine:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
Up to (excluding)
2.5.13
 cpe:2.3:a:redhat:ansible_engine:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
2.6.0
Up to (excluding)
2.6.10
 cpe:2.3:a:redhat:ansible_engine:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
2.7.0
Up to (excluding)
2.7.4
 cpe:2.3:a:redhat:ansible_engine:*:*:*:*:*:*:*:*
     Show Matching CPE(s)
From (including)
2.7.5
Up to (including)
2.8


Change History

4 change records found - show changes

Quick Info

CVE Dictionary Entry:
CVE-2018-16859
NVD Published Date:
11/29/2018
NVD Last Modified:
04/03/2019