SuSE 11.2 / 11.3 Security Update : puppet (SAT Patch Numbers 8811 / 8812)

This script is Copyright (C) 2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

This update for puppet fixes a remote code execution vulnerability in
the 'resource_type' service. (CVE-2013-4761)

Additionally, the update prevents puppet from executing initialization
scripts that could trigger a system reboot when handling 'puppet
resource service' calls.

See also :

https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=835122
https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=853982
http://support.novell.com/security/cve/CVE-2013-4761.html

Solution :

Apply SAT patch number 8811 / 8812 as appropriate.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.1
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: SuSE Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 72200 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2013-4761

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