DescriptionIn SaltStack Salt before 2016.3.6, compromised salt-minions can impersonate the salt-master.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, GitHub advisories/code/issues, web search, more)

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
salt (PTS)buster, buster (security)2018.3.4+dfsg1-6+deb10u3fixed
bullseye (security), bullseye3002.6+dfsg1-4+deb11u1fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs


[stretch] - salt <no-dsa> (Minor issue)
[jessie] - salt <ignored> (Vulnerable code introduced later, but older versions did not verify master anyways)
The behaviour though was back off by default in a later commit again
The fix is the second part of the #40159 PR, but the behaviour is turned
off by default and needs considerations of admins before enabling. We still
consider the issue as fixed starting with this change. Details in

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