Ubuntu 1759-1: Puppet vulnerabilities

    Date12 Mar 2013
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in Puppet.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1759-1
    March 12, 2013
    
    puppet vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.10
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in Puppet.
    
    Software Description:
    - puppet: Centralized configuration management
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Puppet agents incorrectly handled certain kick
    connections in a non-default configuration. An attacker on an authenticated
    client could use this issue to possibly execute arbitrary code.
    (CVE-2013-1653)
    
    It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled certain catalog requests.
    An attacker on an authenticated client could use this issue to possibly
    execute arbitrary code on the master. (CVE-2013-1640)
    
    It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled certain client requests.
    An attacker on an authenticated client could use this issue to possibly
    perform unauthorized actions. (CVE-2013-1652)
    
    It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled certain SSL connections.
    An attacker could use this issue to possibly downgrade connections to
    SSLv2. (CVE-2013-1654)
    
    It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled serialized attributes.
    An attacker on an authenticated client could use this issue to possibly
    cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary. (CVE-2013-1655)
    
    It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled submitted reports.
    An attacker on an authenticated node could use this issue to possibly
    submit a report for any other node. (CVE-2013-2275)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.10:
      puppet-common                   2.7.18-1ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      puppet-common                   2.7.11-1ubuntu2.2
    
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      puppet-common                   2.7.1-1ubuntu3.8
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1759-1
      CVE-2013-1640, CVE-2013-1652, CVE-2013-1653, CVE-2013-1654,
      CVE-2013-1655, CVE-2013-2275
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/2.7.18-1ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/2.7.11-1ubuntu2.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/2.7.1-1ubuntu3.8
    
    
    
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