Security update for Salt

SUSE Security Update: Security update for Salt
Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2017:2674-1
Rating: moderate
References: #1036125 #1051948 #1052264 #1053376 #1053955
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Manager Server 3.1
  • SUSE Manager Proxy 3.1

  • An update that solves one vulnerability and has four fixes is now available.


    This update for salt fixes one security issue and bugs:

    The following security issue has been fixed:

    - CVE-2017-12791: Directory traversal vulnerability in minion id
    validation allowed remote minions with incorrect credentials to
    authenticate to a master via a crafted minion ID (bsc#1053955).

    Additionally, the following non-security issues have been fixed:

    - Added support for SUSE Manager scalability features. (bsc#1052264)
    - Introduced the kubernetes module. (bsc#1051948)
    - Notify systemd synchronously via NOTIFY_SOCKET. (bsc#1053376)
    - Added bugfix when jobs scheduled to run at a future time stay pending
    for Salt minions. (bsc#1036125)
    - Adding procps as dependency. This provides "ps" and "pgrep" utils which
    are called from different Salt modules and also from new salt-minion

    Patch Instructions:

    To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
    Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

    • SUSE Manager Server 3.1:
      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SUSE-Manager-Server-3.1-2017-1654=1
    • SUSE Manager Proxy 3.1:
      zypper in -t patch SUSE-SUSE-Manager-Proxy-3.1-2017-1654=1

    To bring your system up-to-date, use "zypper patch".

    Package List:

    • SUSE Manager Server 3.1 (ppc64le s390x x86_64):
      • salt-2016.11.4-4.3.1
      • salt-api-2016.11.4-4.3.1
      • salt-cloud-2016.11.4-4.3.1
      • salt-doc-2016.11.4-4.3.1
      • salt-master-2016.11.4-4.3.1
      • salt-minion-2016.11.4-4.3.1
      • salt-proxy-2016.11.4-4.3.1
      • salt-ssh-2016.11.4-4.3.1
      • salt-syndic-2016.11.4-4.3.1
    • SUSE Manager Server 3.1 (noarch):
      • salt-bash-completion-2016.11.4-4.3.1
      • salt-zsh-completion-2016.11.4-4.3.1
    • SUSE Manager Proxy 3.1 (ppc64le x86_64):
      • salt-2016.11.4-4.3.1
      • salt-minion-2016.11.4-4.3.1