SuSE 11.1 Security Update : puppet (SAT Patch Number 5421)

This script is Copyright (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.

Description :

The following security issues have been fixed :

- Puppet's certificate authority issued Puppet agent
certificates capable of impersonating the Puppet master.
Compromised or rogue puppet agents could therefore use
their certificates for MITM attacks. (CVE-2011-3872)

Note: If you've set the 'certdnsnames' option in your
master's puppet.conf file merely installing the updated
packages is not sufficient to fix this problem. You need
to either pick a new DNS name for the master and
reconfigure all agents to use it or re-new certificates
on all agents.

Please refer to the documentation in
/usr/share/doc/packages/puppet/puppetlabs-cve20113872-0.
0.5 for detailed instructions and scripts.

Puppetlabs' site also provides more information:
http://puppetlabs.com/security/cve/cve-2011-3872/faq/
http://puppetlabs.com/blog/important-security-announceme
nt-altnames-vulnerability/

- Directory traversal vulnerability in puppet allowed
unauthenticated remote attackers to upload x.509
certificate signing requests to arbitrary locations.
(CVE-2011-3848)

- Puppet was prone to several symlink attacks
(CVE-2011-3870 / CVE-2011-3869 / CVE-2011-3871)

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=721139
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=726372
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=727024
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=727025
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-3848.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-3869.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-3870.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-3871.html
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2011-3872.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 5421.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.3
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:C/A:C)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57129 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3848
CVE-2011-3869
CVE-2011-3870
CVE-2011-3871
CVE-2011-3872

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