Salt 2016.11.7 Release Notes

Version 2016.11.7 is a bugfix release for 2016.11.0.

Changes for v2016.11.6..v2016.11.7

Security Fix

CVE-2017-12791 Maliciously crafted minion IDs can cause unwanted directory traversals on the Salt-master

Correct a flaw in minion id validation which could allow certain minions to authenticate to a master despite not having the correct credentials. To exploit the vulnerability, an attacker must create a salt-minion with an ID containing characters that will cause a directory traversal. Credit for discovering the security flaw goes to: