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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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Severity



CVSS 3.x Severity and Metrics:

NIST CVSS score
NIST: NVD
Base Score: 4.4 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Nist CVSS score does not match with CNA score
CNA:  Red Hat, Inc.
Base Score: 4.2 MEDIUM
Vector:  CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:H/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

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Hyperlink Resource
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-04/msg00021.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-06/msg00077.html
http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2019-08/msg00020.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

Weakness Enumeration

CWE-ID CWE Name Source
CWE-532 Inclusion of Sensitive Information in Log Files NIST   Red Hat, Inc.  

Known Affected Software Configurations Switch to CPE 2.3

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


Change History

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Quick Info

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