SaltStack has released a security update to address critical vulnerabilities affecting Salt versions prior to 2019.2.4 and 3000.2. Salt is an open-source remote task and configuration management framework widely used in data centers and cloud servers. A remote attacker could exploit these vulnerabilities to take control of an affected system. These vulnerabilities were detected in exploits in the wild.
The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review the following SaltStack products and apply the necessary update as soon as possible:
- Release Notes for Salt 2019.2.4 and Salt 3000.2
- Blog on Critical Vulnerabilities Update: CVE-2020-11651 and CVE-2020-11652
- Tips on Hardening Salt