Fedora 16 : puppet-2.6.12-1.fc16 (2011-14880)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2015 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.

Description :

A bug in puppet's SSL certificate handling could allow nodes with a
valid certificate to impersonate the puppet master. To be vulnerable,
a user would have had to set the certdnsnames variable and generated
certificates. This setting is not set by default in the Fedora/EPEL
packages.

This update closes the vulnerability in newly generated certificates,
but cannot prevent existing certificates from being used to exploit
the vulnerability. Please refer to the upstream documentation for more
details on mitigation and remediation of this issue, if you have
generate certificates that are vulnerable to this issue :

http://puppetlabs.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-3872/

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Fedora security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

See also :

http://puppetlabs.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-3872/
http://www.nessus.org/u?8143d0e6

Solution :

Update the affected puppet package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Fedora Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56888 ()

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