GLSA-201208-02 : Puppet: Multiple vulnerabilities

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Synopsis :

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

Description :

The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201208-02
(Puppet: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Puppet:
Puppet uses predictable file names for temporary files
REST requests for a file in a remote filebucket are not handled
properly by overriding filebucket storage locations (CVE-2012-1986).
REST requests for a file in a remote filebucket are not handled
properly by reading streams or writing files on the Puppet master's
file system (CVE-2012-1987).
File name paths are not properly sanitized from bucket requests
The Telnet utility in Puppet does not handle temporary files securely

Impact :

A local attacker with access to agent SSL keys could possibly execute
arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of
Service condition, or perform symlink attacks to overwrite or read
arbitrary files on the Puppet master.

Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.

See also :

Solution :

All Puppet users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/puppet-2.7.13'

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.2
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Gentoo Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 61541 ()

Bugtraq ID: 52975

CVE ID: CVE-2012-1906

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