Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : puppet vulnerabilities (USN-3308-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 100632


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Dennis 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.


Update the affected puppet-common package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 100632

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3308-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/06/06

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.2

Temporal Score: 5.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:ND


Base Score: 8.2

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:H/PR:L/UI:N/S:C/C:H/I:H/A:N

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:puppet-common, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-3248, CVE-2017-2295

OSVDB: 108105, 157448

USN: 3308-1