Upstream information

CVE-2016-3176 at MITRE


Salt before 2015.5.10 and 2015.8.x before 2015.8.8, when PAM external authentication is enabled, allows attackers to bypass the configured authentication service by passing an alternate service with a command sent to LocalClient.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Resolved

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 4.3 6.8
Vector AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Network Network
Access Complexity Medium Medium
Authentication None None
Confidentiality Impact Partial Partial
Integrity Impact None Partial
Availability Impact None Partial
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 5.6
Vector CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:L/I:L/A:L
Attack Vector Network
Attack Complexity High
Privileges Required None
User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact Low
Integrity Impact Low
Availability Impact Low
CVSSv3 Version 3
SUSE Bugzilla entry: 972436 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Enterprise Storage 1.0
  • salt >= 2014.1.10-5.6
  • salt-master >= 2014.1.10-5.6
  • salt-minion >= 2014.1.10-5.6
SUSE Enterprise Storage 2.1
  • salt >= 2014.1.10-5.1
  • salt-master >= 2014.1.10-5.1
  • salt-minion >= 2014.1.10-5.1
SUSE Enterprise Storage 2
  • salt >= 2014.1.10-3.1
  • salt-master >= 2014.1.10-3.1
  • salt-minion >= 2014.1.10-3.1

Status of this issue by product and package

Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated. Also information for service packs in the LTSS phase is only included for issues meeting the LTSS criteria. If in doubt, feel free to contact us for clarification. The updates are grouped by state of their lifecycle. SUSE product lifecycles are documented on the lifecycle page.

Product(s) Source package State
Products past their end of life and not receiving proactive updates anymore.
SUSE Enterprise Storage 1 salt Released
SUSE Enterprise Storage 1.0 salt Released
SUSE Enterprise Storage 2 salt Released
SUSE Enterprise Storage 2.1 salt Released

SUSE Timeline for this CVE

CVE page created: Thu Mar 24 01:07:10 2016
CVE page last modified: Wed Jan 18 15:11:09 2023