DescriptionThe state.sls function in Salt before 2015.8.3 uses weak permissions on the cache data, which allows local users to obtain sensitive information by reading the file.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow
Debian Bugs807356

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
salt (PTS)jessie2014.1.13+ds-3vulnerable
jessie (security)2014.1.13+ds-3+deb8u1vulnerable
stretch (security)2016.11.2+ds-1+deb9u4fixed
buster (security)2018.3.4+dfsg1-6+deb10u1fixed
bullseye, sid3000.2+dfsg1-1fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[jessie] - salt <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
For jessie: /var/cache/salt/minion is created with restricted permissions on
first start of salt-minion in verify_env mitigating the issue, cf.

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