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Debian: DSA-2314-1: puppet security update

Date 03 Oct 2011
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Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
Multiple security issues have been discovered in puppet, a centralized configuration management system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems:
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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2314-1                    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
https://www.debian.org/security/                                 Nico Golde
Oct 3, 2011                            https://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : puppet
Vulnerability  : multiple
Problem type   : local/remote
Debian-specific: no
Debian bug     : none
CVE IDs        : CVE-2011-3848 CVE-2011-3870 CVE-2011-3869 CVE-2011-3871

Multiple security issues have been discovered in puppet, a centralized
configuration management system.  The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures
project identifies the following problems:

CVE-2011-3848

    Kristian Erik Hermansen reported that an unauthenticated
    directory traversal could drop any valid X.509 Certificate Signing
    Request at any location on disk, with the privileges of the Puppet
    Master application.

CVE-2011-3870

    Ricky Zhou discovered a potential local privilege escalation in the
    ssh_authorized_keys resource and theoretically in the Solaris and
    AIX providers, where file ownership was given away before it was
    written, leading to a possibility for a user to overwrite arbitrary
    files as root, if their authorized_keys file was managed.

CVE-2011-3869

    A predictable file name in the k5login type leads to the possibility
    of symlink attacks which would allow the owner of the home directory
    to symlink to anything on the system, and have it replaced with the
    "correct" content of the file, which can lead to a privilege escalation
    on puppet runs.

CVE-2011-3871

    A potential local privilege escalation was found in the --edit mode
    of 'puppet resource' due to a persistant, predictable file name,
    which can result in editing an arbitrary target file, and thus be
    be tricked into running that arbitrary file as the invoking
    user.  This command is most commonly run as root, this leads to a
    potential privilege escalation.


Additionally, this update hardens the indirector file backed terminus base
class against injection attacks based on trusted path names.


For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem will be fixed soon.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.6.2-5+squeeze1.

For the testing distribution (wheezy), this has been fixed in
version 2.7.3-3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7.3-3.

We recommend that you upgrade your puppet packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: https://www.debian.org/security/

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