National Cyber Awareness System: SaltStack Patches Critical Vulnerabilities in Salt

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National Cyber Awareness System:

 

05/01/2020 06:03 PM EDT
Original release date: May 1, 2020
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.

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) encourages users and administrators to review SaltStack’s Release Notes for Salt 2019.2.4 and Salt 3000.2, see Tips on Hardening Salt, and apply the necessary update as soon as possible.

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