Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : puppet vulnerabilities (USN-1928-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled the resource_type
service. A local attacker on the master could use this issue to
execute arbitrary Ruby files. (CVE-2013-4761)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled permissions on the
modules it installed. Modules could be installed with the permissions
that existed when they were built, possibly exposing them to a local
attacker. (CVE-2013-4956).

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 : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69373 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4761
CVE-2013-4956