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Remote Code Execution via malicious YAML configurations in some versions #5042

jburger opened this Issue Oct 30, 2018 · 4 comments


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jburger commented Oct 30, 2018


An authenticated user with permission to modify deployment processes could upload a maliciously crafted YAML configuration, potentially allowing for remote execution of arbitrary code, running in the same context as the Octopus Server (for self-hosted installations by default, SYSTEM).

If this issue is of concern to you and your team, we strongly recommend upgrading to version 2018.9.1.


Affected versions

Octopus Server:
versions 2018.8.0-2018.9.0, inclusive.


In any version affected by this issue, we recommend upgrading to version 2018.9.1.


In situations where upgrade is not possible, running the octopus server built in worker as a service account with limited privileges may help to minimize the potential impact of such an occurrence, however this will not prevent attackers from attempting to chain other attacks against the server.


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attritionorg commented Oct 31, 2018

@jburger that is 404 or requires auth. is there a copy of that somewhere free for anyone to see?


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matt-richardson commented Oct 31, 2018

@attritionorg - that's just a link to the internal trello card we use for tracking. Nothing interesting.


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attritionorg commented Oct 31, 2018

@matt-richardson gotcha thanks!

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