An exploitable vulnerability exists in the yaml loading functionality of ansible-vault before 1.0.5. A specially crafted vault can execute arbitrary python commands resulting in command execution. An attacker can insert python into the vault to trigger this vulnerability.
Published 2017-09-14 19:29:00
Updated 2022-04-19 19:15:22
Source Talos
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Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2017-2809

0.47%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 72 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2017-2809

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
6.8
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
8.6
6.4
NIST
7.8
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.8
5.9
NIST
7.5
HIGH CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
1.6
5.9
Talos

CWE ids for CVE-2017-2809

  • The product constructs all or part of a code segment using externally-influenced input from an upstream component, but it does not neutralize or incorrectly neutralizes special elements that could modify the syntax or behavior of the intended code segment.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2017-2809

Products affected by CVE-2017-2809

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