[USN-3567-1] Puppet vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Feb 12 16:33:38 UTC 2018

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3567-1
February 12, 2018

puppet vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Puppet could be made to crash or run programs.

Software Description:
- puppet: Centralized configuration management


It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled permissions when
unpacking certain tarballs. A local user could possibly use this issue to
execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  puppet-common                   3.4.3-1ubuntu1.3

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


Package Information:

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