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SaltStack Salt API SSH Client Command Injection (CVE-2020-16846)

Check Point Reference: CPAI-2020-3431
Date Published: 16 Nov 2021
Severity: Critical
Last Updated: 16 Nov 2021
Source:
Industry Reference:CVE-2020-16846
Protection Provided by:

Security Gateway
R80, R77, R75

Who is Vulnerable? SaltStack Salt 3002.x

SaltStack Salt 2018.x

SaltStack Salt 2017.x

SaltStack Salt 2016.x

SaltStack Salt 3001.x

SaltStack Salt 3000.x

SaltStack Salt 2015.x

SaltStack Salt 2019.x
Vulnerability Description A remote code execution vulnerability exists in SaltStack Salt API SSH Client. Successful exploitation of this vulnerability could allow a remote attacker to execute arbitrary code on the affected system.

Protection Overview

This protection detects attempts to exploit this vulnerability.

In order for the protection to be activated, update your Security Gateway product to the latest IPS update. For information on how to update IPS, go to SBP-2006-05, click on Protection tab and select the version of your choice.

Security Gateway R80 / R77 / R75

  1. In the IPS tab, click Protections and find the SaltStack Salt API SSH Client Command Injection (CVE-2020-16846) protection using the Search tool and Edit the protection's settings.
  2. Install policy on all Security Gateways.

This protection's log will contain the following information:

Attack Name:  SSH Protection Violation.
Attack Information:  SaltStack Salt API SSH Client Command Injection (CVE-2020-16846)

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