MCollective Security Update for Gentoo Linux
Posted on: 09/05/2017 08:01 AM

A MCollective security update has been released for Gentoo Linux

MCollective Security Update for Gentoo Linux


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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory GLSA 201709-01
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https://security.gentoo.org/
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Severity: Normal
Title: MCollective: Remote Code Execution
Date: September 04, 2017
Bugs: #624704
ID: 201709-01

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Synopsis
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A vulnerability in MCollective might allow remote attackers to execute
arbitrary code.

Background
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MCollective is a framework to build server orchestration or parallel
job execution systems.

Affected packages
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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-admin/mcollective < 2.11.0 >= 2.11.0

Description
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A vulnerability was discovered in MCollective which allowed for
deserialized YAML from agents without calling safe_load. This allows
the potential for arbitrary code execution on the server.

Impact
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A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or cause a Denial of Service condition.

Workaround
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There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
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All MCollective users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/mcollective-2.11.0"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2017-2292
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2017-2292

Availability
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This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201709-01

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2017 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5



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