2.1
CVSSv2

CVE-2018-16859

Published: 29/11/2018 Updated: 03/04/2019
CVSS v2 Base Score: 2.1 | Impact Score: 2.9 | Exploitability Score: 3.9
CVSS v3 Base Score: 4.4 | Impact Score: 3.6 | Exploitability Score: 0.8
VMScore: 187
Vector: AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Vulnerability Summary

Execution of Ansible playbooks on Windows platforms with PowerShell ScriptBlock logging and Module logging enabled can allow for 'become' passwords to appear in EventLogs in plaintext. A local user with administrator privileges on the machine can view these logs and discover the plaintext password. Ansible Engine 2.8 and older are believed to be vulnerable.

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Vendor Advisories

Synopsis Moderate: ansible security and bug fix update Type/Severity Security Advisory: Moderate Topic An update for ansible is now available for Ansible Engine 25Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score ...
Synopsis Moderate: ansible security and bug fix update Type/Severity Security Advisory: Moderate Topic An update for ansible is now available for Ansible Engine 2Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score, ...
Synopsis Moderate: ansible security and bug fix update Type/Severity Security Advisory: Moderate Topic An update for ansible is now available for Ansible Engine 26Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score ...
Synopsis Moderate: ansible security and bug fix update Type/Severity Security Advisory: Moderate Topic An update for ansible is now available for Ansible Engine 27Red Hat Product Security has rated this update as having a security impact of Moderate A Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) base score ...
Execution of Ansible content on Microsoft's Windows platform with Powershell 5 or higher may disclose sensitive execution details including 'become' passwords, Ansible module arguments, and return values via Powershell's 'suspicious scriptblock logging' feature, which is enabled by default The details are logged to the Powershell Operational log, ...