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
0.5 for detailed instructions and scripts.

Puppetlabs' site also provides more information:

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

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

See also :

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 5421.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.3

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57129 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3848

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