Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1305460
CVE-2016-1866 salt: Improper handling of clear messages on the minion
Last modified: 2016-02-08 05:19:39 EST
An Improper handling of clear messages on the minion, which could result in executing commands not sent by the master was found. This issue affects only the 2015.8.x releases of Salt. In order for an attacker to use this attack vector, they would have to execute a successful attack on an existing TCP connection between minion and master on the pub port. It does not allow an external attacker to obtain the shared secret or decrypt any encrypted traffic between minion and master.