Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : puppet vulnerabilities (USN-3308-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100632
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionDennis Rowe discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled the search path. A local attacker could use this issue to possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2014-3248)
It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled YAML deserialization. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code on the master. This update is incompatible with agents older than 3.2.2. (CVE-2017-2295).
Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.
SolutionUpdate the affected puppet-common package.