Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : puppet vulnerabilities (USN-3308-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Dennis Rowe discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled the search
path. A local attacker could use this issue to possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-3248)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled YAML
deserialization. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
execute arbitrary code on the master. This update is incompatible with
agents older than 3.2.2. (CVE-2017-2295).

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 : 6.2
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 100632 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3248

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