Today’s scheduled CVE Release is delayed due to a bug found late in the release cycle. This CVE Release is now set for Thursday, February 25th, 2021 by noon MST and 7:00 PM UTC. We apologize for the inconvenience this delay causes.
Several critical vulnerabilities have been discovered in Salt. These affect versions 3002 and earlier.Most of these, we expect the Common Vulnerability Scoring System (CVSS) rating to be high or critical. We quickly took actions to remediate once made aware of the vulnerabilities.
We have created and made patches available for a number of Salt releases. Some patches are specific to certain Salt versions and, as noted, some will patch multiple versions. To ensure the patch is effective, verify installation of your version prior to installing any patches.
Last week a critical vulnerability was discovered affecting Salt Master versions 2019.2.3 and 3000.1 and earlier. SaltStack customers and Salt users who have followed fundamental internet security guidelines and best practices are not affected by this vulnerability. The vulnerability is easily exploitable if a Salt Master is exposed to the open internet.
We have decided to proceed with release packages for 2019.2.5 and 3000.3 that contain fixes to these new these critical CVEs (CVE-2020-11651 and CVE-2020-11652). The packages will be available Wednesday, May 13, or potentially sooner.