Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled certain HTTP GET
requests. An attacker could use this flaw with a valid client
certificate to retrieve arbitrary files from the Puppet master.
It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled Delete requests. If
a Puppet master were reconfigured to allow the 'Delete' method, an
attacker on an authenticated host could use this flaw to delete
arbitrary files from the Puppet server, leading to a denial of
It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly set file permissions on the
last_run_report.yaml file. An attacker could use this flaw to access
sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.10 and
Ubuntu 12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-3866)
It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled agent certificate
names. An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted
certificate and trick an administrator into signing a certificate that
can then be used to man-in-the-middle agent nodes. (CVE-2012-3867).
Update the affected puppet-common package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.2
Public Exploit Available : false