Upstream information

CVE-2018-16859 at MITRE


Execution of Ansible playbooks on Windows platforms with PowerShell ScriptBlock logging and Module logging enabled can allow for 'become' passwords to appear in EventLogs in plaintext. A local user with administrator privileges on the machine can view these logs and discover the plaintext password. Ansible Engine 2.8 and older are believed to be vulnerable.

SUSE information

Overall state of this security issue: Does not affect SUSE products

This issue is currently rated as having moderate severity.

CVSS v2 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database
Base Score 2.1
Vector AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Low
Authentication None
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact None
CVSS v3 Scores
  National Vulnerability Database SUSE
Base Score 4.4 4.2
Access Vector Local Local
Access Complexity Low Low
Privileges Required High High
User Interaction None Required
Scope Unchanged Unchanged
Confidentiality Impact High High
Integrity Impact None None
Availability Impact None None
CVSSv3 Version 3 3
SUSE Bugzilla entries: 1109957 [RESOLVED / FIXED], 1116587 [RESOLVED / FIXED]

SUSE Security Advisories:

List of released packages

Product(s) Fixed package version(s) References
SUSE Package Hub for SUSE Linux Enterprise 12
  • ansible >= 2.8.1-12.1
openSUSE Leap 15.0
  • ansible >= 2.8.1-lp150.2.6.1
openSUSE Leap 15.1
  • ansible >= 2.8.1-lp151.2.3.1
openSUSE Leap 42.3
  • ansible >= 2.7.8-9.1

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Please note that this evaluation state might be work in progress, incomplete or outdated.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.

Product(s) Source package State
HPE Helion OpenStack 8 ansible Not affected
HPE Helion OpenStack Cloud 8 ansible Affected
SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11 SP3 ansible Not affected
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 7 ansible Not affected
SUSE OpenStack Cloud 8 ansible Not affected
SUSE OpenStack Cloud Crowbar 8 ansible Not affected