Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
It was discovered that Puppet did not drop privileges when executing
commands as different users. If an attacker had control of the
execution manifests or the executed command, this could be used to
execute code with elevated group permissions (typically root).
It was discovered that Puppet unsafely opened files when the k5login
type is used to manage files. A local attacker could exploit this to
overwrite arbitrary files and escalate privileges. (CVE-2012-1054).
Update the affected puppet-common package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.0
Public Exploit Available : false
Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Nessus Plugin ID: 58118 ()
Bugtraq ID: 52158
CVE ID: CVE-2012-1053CVE-2012-1054
The cookie settings on this website are set to 'allow all cookies' to give you the very best website experience. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this - but if you want, you can opt out of all cookies by clicking below.