The LocalClient.cmd_batch() method client does not accept external_auth credentials and so access to it from salt-api has been removed for now. This vulnerability allows code execution for already-authenticated users and is only in effect when running salt-api as the root user.
Created salt tracking bugs for this issue:
Affects: epel-all [bug 1418350]
Disable salt-api for mitigation.
This issue did not affect the versions of the salt as shipped with Red Hat Ceph Storage 1.3, Red Hat Ceph Storage 2, and Red Hat Storage Console 2 as salt-api and salt-ssh are not shipped with these products.