Security update for Salt

Announcement ID: SUSE-SU-2017:2674-1
Rating: moderate
CVSS scores:
  • CVE-2017-12791 ( SUSE ): 6.5 CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N
  • CVE-2017-12791 ( NVD ): 9.8 CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Affected Products:
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise High Performance Computing 12 SP4
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP2
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP3
  • SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12 SP4
  • SUSE Manager Proxy 3.1
  • SUSE Manager Server 3.1

An update that solves one vulnerability and has four security fixes can now be installed.


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 watchdog.

Special Instructions and Notes:

Patch Instructions:

To install this SUSE update use the SUSE recommended installation methods like YaST online_update or "zypper patch".
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product:

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

Package List:

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