Bug 1857805 (CVE-2020-14332)

Summary: CVE-2020-14332 Ansible: module_args does not censor properly in --check mode
Product: [Other] Security Response Reporter: Borja Tarraso <btarraso>
Component: vulnerabilityAssignee: Nobody <nobody>
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Priority: medium    
Version: unspecifiedCC: a.badger, bcoca, gblomqui, gsuckevi, hvyas, jcammara, jjoyce, jschluet, kbasil, kevin, lhh, lpeer, mabashia, maxim, mburns, mcepl, pcahyna, sclewis, slinaber, smcdonal, tkuratom, tvignaud
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Hardware: All   
OS: Linux   
Fixed In Version: ansible-engine 2.9.12, ansible-engine 2.8.14 Doc Type: If docs needed, set a value
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A flaw was found in the Ansible Engine when using module_args. Tasks executed with check mode (--check-mode) do not properly neutralize sensitive data exposed in the event data. This flaw allows unauthorized users to read this data. The highest threat from this vulnerability is to confidentiality.
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Bug Depends On: 1859535, 1857808, 1857817, 1857818, 1859485, 1867905, 1867906, 1874346, 1874348, 1874350    
Bug Blocks: 1856460    

Description Borja Tarraso 2020-07-16 15:29:59 UTC
module_args is not censored properly when using the check mode. This only happens using -vvv on the CLI, but in AWX/Tower it does not matter what verbosity setting is used, because it is saved in the event data regardless. So sensitive data is exposed allowing unauthorized users accessing to it.

Comment 3 Borja Tarraso 2020-07-16 15:48:27 UTC
Created ansible tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1857817]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1857818]

Comment 9 Borja Tarraso 2020-07-22 11:02:00 UTC
Created ansible tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: openstack-rdo [bug 1859535]

Comment 10 msiddiqu 2020-08-03 05:05:51 UTC
Upstream Fix:


Comment 12 Hardik Vyas 2020-08-13 14:21:29 UTC

The version of ansible provided in Red Hat Gluster Storage 3, Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 and 3 does not contain the vulnerable functionality and is not affected by this vulnerability. Additionally, these storage products no longer maintains their own version of ansible and fixes are consumed from core Ansible repository.

Comment 17 Michael Kaplan 2020-09-11 16:16:29 UTC
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