Debian: DSA-2451-1: puppet security update

    Date13 Apr 2012
    CategoryDebian
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    Several vulnerabilities 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-2451-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                                Nico Golde
    April 13, 2012                         http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : puppet
    Vulnerability  : several
    Problem type   : remote
    Debian-specific: no
    CVE IDs        : CVE-2012-1906 CVE-2012-1986 CVE-2012-1987 CVE-2012-1988
    
    Several vulnerabilities have been discovered in puppet, a centralized
    configuration management system.  The Common Vulnerabilities and
    Exposures project identifies the following problems:
    
    CVE-2012-1906
    
        Puppet is using predictable temporary file names when downloading
        Mac OS X package files.  This allows a local attacker to either
        overwrite arbitrary files on the system or to install an arbitrary
        package.
    
    CVE-2012-1986
    
        When handling requests for a file from a remote filebucket, puppet
        can be tricked into overwriting its defined location for filebucket
        storage.  This allows an authorized attacker with access to the puppet
        master to read arbitrary files.
    
    CVE-2012-1987
    
        Puppet is incorrectly handling filebucket store requests.  This allows
        an attacker to perform denial of service attacks against puppet by
        resource exhaustion.
    
    CVE-2012-1988
    
        Puppet is incorrectly handling filebucket requests.  This allows an
        attacker with access to the certificate on the agent and an unprivileged
        account on puppet master to execute arbitrary code via crafted file
        path names and making a filebucket request.
    
    
    For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.6.2-5+squeeze5.
    
    For the testing distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.7.13-1.
    
    For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
    version 2.7.13-1.
    
    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: http://www.debian.org/security/
    
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