CVE-2018-19788 HUG: How to test your machines

December 17, 2018 - Reading time: ~1 minute

Albeit that chances are small you are impacted by HUG. Just to make sure I tested all my Ansible managed machines to see if none had an UID that is larger than 2147483647.

This is my shell script:

cat /etc/passwd | cut -f3 -d':' | awk '$1>2147483647'

And the Ansible command to run it on all nodes:

ansible all -m script -a

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