Bug 1776943 (CVE-2019-14905)

Summary: CVE-2019-14905 Ansible: malicious code could craft filename in nxos_file_copy module
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Borja Tarraso <btarraso>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Red Hat Product Security <security-response-team>
Status: CLOSED ERRATA QA Contact:
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Priority: medium    
Version: unspecifiedCC: a.badger, akasurde, bulletins-coordon, dbecker, dmetzger, gblomqui, gmainwar, gmccullo, gnalawad, gtanzill, hvyas, jcammara, jfrey, jhardy, jjoyce, jlaska, jschluet, jtanner, kbasil, kdixon, kevin, lhh, lpeer, mattdavi, maxim, mburns, obarenbo, puebele, rhos-maint, roliveri, sclewis, security-response-team, simaishi, sisharma, slinaber, smallamp, tkuratom, tvignaud, vbellur
Target Milestone: ---Keywords: Security
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: ansible-engine 2.9.4, ansible-engine 2.8.8, ansible-engine 2.7.16 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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A vulnerability in Ansible's nxos_file_copy module can be used to copy files to a flash or bootflash on NXOS devices. Malicious code could craft the filename parameter to perform OS command injections. This could result in a loss of confidentiality of the system among other issues.
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Last Closed: 2020-01-23 20:09:31 UTC Type: ---
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Bug Depends On: 1777691, 1783064, 1785152, 1777277, 1777278, 1777279, 1777280, 1777692, 1777693, 1783065    
Bug Blocks: 1760304    

Description Borja Tarraso 2019-11-26 15:49:36 UTC
A vulnerability has been found in nxos_file_copy from Ansible module. Filenames are used to perform actions to copy files to a flash or bootflash on NXOS devices. However, nxos_file_copy takes remote_file parameter which is used for destination. Malicious code could crafts the filename parameter to take advantage by performing an OS command injection.

Comment 1 Borja Tarraso 2019-11-26 15:49:38 UTC

Name: Abhijeet Kasurde (Red Hat)

Comment 4 Borja Tarraso 2019-11-28 05:49:51 UTC
Created ansible tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1777693]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1777692]
Affects: openstack-rdo [bug 1777691]

Comment 7 Abhijeet Kasurde 2019-12-02 07:22:41 UTC
Adding Ganesh Nalawade who is fixing this issue.

Comment 13 Hardik Vyas 2019-12-19 09:41:07 UTC
Gluster and Ceph no more maintains ansible, and the plan is to use from ansible repository. But we still ship ansible separately in ceph ubuntu.

Comment 16 bulletins-coordon 2020-01-02 11:40:22 UTC
Hi Red Hat Team.

Happy new year ^_^

Could you please recheck on 2.9.2 ?

We think Ansible 2.9.2 is also vulnerable. We checked the source files of 2.9.2 ; and the related commit [1] was not embedded.

Ansible 2.8.8 and 2.7.16 are not released yet [2] so we can't check.


CERT Orange Cyberdefense

[1] https://github.com/ansible/ansible/pull/65846/commits/254d8032520b712a27eef0f907e911545d593604
[2] https://github.com/ansible/ansible/releases

Comment 18 Borja Tarraso 2020-01-02 13:20:28 UTC
Hi Wilfried,

Many thanks for the report. Indeed you are right, 2.9.2 it is still vulnerable. The fix was getting ready to fix on the 2.9.2 release. However, for some reason the PR was blocked. I updated and corrected that information and contacted the engineer if there is any estimations and technicalities regarding the fix.


Comment 19 Nick Tait 2020-01-08 20:13:03 UTC

Ansible Engine 2.7.15, 2.8.7, and 2.9.2 as well as previous versions are affected.

Red Hat Gluster Storage 3 and Red Hat Ceph Storage 3 no longer maintain their own version of Ansible. Therefore this fix will be consumed directly from core Ansible.

Comment 20 Nick Tait 2020-01-08 20:13:06 UTC

There is no mitigation for this issue, the flaw can only be resolved by applying updates.

Comment 21 errata-xmlrpc 2020-01-23 16:45:33 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.7 for RHEL 7

Via RHSA-2020:0217 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:0217

Comment 22 errata-xmlrpc 2020-01-23 16:48:41 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.9 for RHEL 7
  Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.9 for RHEL 8

Via RHSA-2020:0215 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:0215

Comment 23 errata-xmlrpc 2020-01-23 16:48:55 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.8 for RHEL 7
  Red Hat Ansible Engine 2.8 for RHEL 8

Via RHSA-2020:0216 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:0216

Comment 24 errata-xmlrpc 2020-01-23 16:49:06 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Ansible Engine 2 for RHEL 7
  Red Hat Ansible Engine 2 for RHEL 8

Via RHSA-2020:0218 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2020:0218

Comment 25 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-01-23 20:09:31 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):