Version 2016.11.7 is a bugfix release for 2016.11.0.
CVE-2017-12791 Maliciously crafted minion IDs can cause unwanted directory traversals on the Salt-master
This release corrects 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: Vernhk@qq.com