Ubuntu 1419-1: Puppet vulnerabilities

    Date11 Apr 2012
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in puppet.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1419-1
    April 11, 2012
    
    puppet vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    - Ubuntu 11.04
    - Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in puppet.
    
    Software Description:
    - puppet: Centralized configuration management
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Puppet used a predictable filename when downloading Mac
    OS X package files. A local attacker could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary
    files. (CVE-2012-1906)
    
    It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled filebucket retrieval
    requests. A local attacker could exploit this to read arbitrary files.
    (CVE-2012-1986)
    
    It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled filebucket store requests. A
    local attacker could exploit this to perform a denial of service via resource
    exhaustion. (CVE-2012-1987)
    
    It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled filebucket requests. A local
    attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code via a crafted file path.
    (CVE-2012-1988)
    
    It was discovered that Puppet used a predictable filename for the Telnet
    connection log file. A local attacker could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary
    files. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2012-1989)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      puppet-common                   2.7.1-1ubuntu3.6
    
    Ubuntu 11.04:
      puppet-common                   2.6.4-2ubuntu2.9
    
    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
      puppet-common                   0.25.4-2ubuntu6.7
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1419-1
      CVE-2012-1906, CVE-2012-1986, CVE-2012-1987, CVE-2012-1988,
      CVE-2012-1989
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/2.7.1-1ubuntu3.6
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/2.6.4-2ubuntu2.9
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/0.25.4-2ubuntu6.7
    
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