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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013 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).

Solution :

Update the affected puppet-common package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69373 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4761