Ubuntu 1217-1: Puppet vulnerability

    Date28 Sep 2011
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    An attacker could send crafted input to puppet and cause it to overwrite files.
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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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