Bug 1832474 (CVE-2020-11651) - CVE-2020-11651 salt: salt-master process ClearFuncs class does not properly validate method calls
Summary: CVE-2020-11651 salt: salt-master process ClearFuncs class does not properly v...
Alias: CVE-2020-11651
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: 1832475 1832476
Blocks: 1832426
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2020-05-06 17:23 UTC by Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz
Modified: 2021-09-23 14:49 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Fixed In Version: salt 3000.2, salt 2019.2.4
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An authentication bypass vulnerability was found in Salt, where it is susceptible to arbitrary code execution when processing unauthenticated requests by the ClearFuncs class. This flaw allows an attacker to execute arbitrary code on Salt minions as root.
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Last Closed: 2020-05-07 16:31:51 UTC

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Description Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-05-06 17:23:33 UTC
An issue was discovered in SaltStack Salt before 2019.2.4 and 3000 before 3000.2. The salt-master process ClearFuncs class does not properly validate method calls. This allows a remote user to access some methods without authentication. These methods can be used to retrieve user tokens from the salt master and/or run arbitrary commands on salt minions.


Comment 1 Guilherme de Almeida Suckevicz 2020-05-06 17:23:56 UTC
Created salt tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: epel-all [bug 1832475]
Affects: fedora-all [bug 1832476]

Comment 2 Hardik Vyas 2020-05-07 13:08:26 UTC

Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 shipped salt for the usage of Red Hat Storage Console 2(RHSCON-2), which required salt to administrate ceph nodes. RHSCON-2 has reached End Of Life, hence salt is no longer used and supported. Therefore, the salt package provided by Red Hat Ceph Storage 2 has been marked as 'will not fix'.

Comment 4 Hardik Vyas 2020-05-07 13:08:32 UTC

Mitigation for this issue is either not available or the currently available options do not meet the Red Hat Product Security criteria comprising ease of use and deployment, applicability to widespread installation base or stability.

Comment 6 Product Security DevOps Team 2020-05-07 16:31:51 UTC
This bug is now closed. Further updates for individual products will be reflected on the CVE page(s):


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