Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : puppet vulnerability (USN-1217-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected puppet-common package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56332 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3848