Bug 1348939 (CVE-2016-4995) - CVE-2016-4995 foreman: Information disclosure in provisioning template previews
Summary: CVE-2016-4995 foreman: Information disclosure in provisioning template previews
Alias: CVE-2016-4995
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1359469 1370882
Blocks: 1348941 1432305
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2016-06-22 11:05 UTC by Andrej Nemec
Modified: 2021-10-21 00:53 UTC (History)
23 users (show)

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A flaw was found in foreman's handling of template previews. An attacker with permissions to preview host templates can access the template preview for any host if they are able to guess the host name, disclosing potentially sensitive information.
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Last Closed: 2021-10-21 00:53:35 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)

System ID Private Priority Status Summary Last Updated
Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2018:0336 0 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Important: Satellite 6.3 security, bug fix, and enhancement update 2018-02-21 22:43:42 UTC

Description Andrej Nemec 2016-06-22 11:05:45 UTC
Dominic Cleal of Red Hat reports:

Users who are logged in with permissions to view some hosts are able to
preview provisioning templates for any host by specifying its hostname
in the URL, as the specific view_hosts permissions and filters aren't
checked. If the organization or location features are enabled, the user
will still be restricted to their associated orgs/locs.

This can disclose configuration information about the host, including
root password hashes if used in preseed/kickstart templates.

Upstream bug:


Proposed patch:


Comment 3 Kurt Seifried 2017-07-13 01:01:00 UTC

Name: Dominic Cleal (Red Hat)

Comment 5 errata-xmlrpc 2018-02-21 12:27:31 UTC
This issue has been addressed in the following products:

  Red Hat Satellite 6.3 for RHEL 7

Via RHSA-2018:0336 https://access.redhat.com/errata/RHSA-2018:0336

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