FreeBSD : mcollective -- cert valication issue (ecea9e92-0be5-4931-88da-8772d044972a)

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


Synopsis :

The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.

Description :

Melissa Stone reports :

The MCollective aes_security public key plugin does not correctly
validate certs against the CA. By exploiting this vulnerability within
a race/initialization window, an attacker with local access could
initiate an unauthorized MCollective client connection with a server,
and thus control the mcollective plugins running on that server. This
vulnerability requires a collective be configured to use the
aes_security plugin. Puppet Enterprise and open source MCollective are
not configured to use the plugin and are not vulnerable by default.

See also :

https://groups.google.com/forum/#!topic/puppet-announce/cPykqUXMmK4
http://www.nessus.org/u?9e8a3577

Solution :

Update the affected package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.4
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: FreeBSD Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76630 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2014-3251

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