[USN-1217-1] Puppet vulnerability

Jamie Strandboge jamie at canonical.com
Thu Sep 29 01:58:57 UTC 2011


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1217-1
September 29, 2011

puppet vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary:

An attacker could send crafted input to puppet and cause it to overwrite
files.

Software Description:
- puppet: Centralized configuration management - agent startup and compatib

Details:

Kristian Erik Hermansen discovered a directory traversal vulnerability in
the SSLFile indirection base class. A remote attacker could exploit this to
overwrite files with the privileges of the Puppet Master.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 11.04:
  puppet-common                   2.6.4-2ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 10.10:
  puppet-common                   2.6.1-0ubuntu2.1

Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
  puppet-common                   0.25.4-2ubuntu6.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1217-1
  CVE-2011-3848

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/2.6.4-2ubuntu2.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/2.6.1-0ubuntu2.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/0.25.4-2ubuntu6.2


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