CVE-2015-8559

NameCVE-2015-8559
DescriptionThe knife bootstrap command in chef leaks the validator.pem private RSA key to /var/log/messages.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs809670

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
chef (PTS)wheezy10.12.0-3vulnerable
jessie11.12.8-2vulnerable
stretch12.14.60-2vulnerable
buster, sid12.14.60-3vulnerable

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
chefsource(unstable)(unfixed)medium809670

Notes

[stretch] - chef <ignored> (Minor issue; workaround using validatorless bootstrapping)
[jessie] - chef <ignored> (Minor issue; workaround using validatorless bootstrapping)
[wheezy] - chef <ignored> (Minor issue; workaround using validatorless bootstrapping)
https://github.com/chef/chef/issues/3871
http://www.openwall.com/lists/oss-security/2015/12/14/10
Workaround: use validatorless bootstrapping

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