Ubuntu 9.10 : puppet vulnerabilities (USN-917-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

It was discovered that Puppet did not drop supplementary groups when
being run as a different user. A local user may be able to use this
flaw to bypass security restrictions and gain access to restricted
files. (CVE-2009-3564)

It was discovered that Puppet did not correctly handle temporary
files. A local user can exploit this flaw to bypass security
restrictions and overwrite arbitrary files. (CVE-2010-0156).

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, puppet-testsuite and / or puppetmaster

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.7
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.9
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 45342 ()

Bugtraq ID: 36628

CVE ID: CVE-2009-3564

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