Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 : puppet vulnerabilities (USN-1419-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

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).

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 : 6.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58680 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1906
CVE-2012-1986
CVE-2012-1987
CVE-2012-1988
CVE-2012-1989

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