SUSE SLED12 Security Update : puppet (SUSE-SU-2017:2113-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 102352


The remote SUSE host is missing one or more security updates.


This update for puppet fixes the following issues: Security issue fixed :

- CVE-2017-2295: Possible code execution vulnerability where an attacker could force YAML deserialization in an unsafe manner. In default, this update breaks a backwards compatibility with Puppet agents older than 3.2.2 as the SLE12 master doesn't support other fact formats than pson in default anymore. In order to allow users to continue using their SLE12 master/SLE11 agents setup and fix CVE-2017-2295 for the others, a new puppet master boolean option 'dangerous_fact_formats' was added. When it's set to true it enables using dangerous fact formats (e.g. YAML). When it's set to false, only PSON fact format is accepted. (bsc#1040151)

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the SUSE security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


To install this SUSE Security Update use YaST online_update.
Alternatively you can run the command listed for your product :

SUSE Linux Enterprise Module for Advanced Systems Management 12:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-Module-Adv-Systems-Management-12-2017-1310=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP3:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP3-2017-1310=1

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 12-SP2:zypper in -t patch SUSE-SLE-DESKTOP-12-SP2-2017-1310=1

To bring your system up-to-date, use 'zypper patch'.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 102352

File Name: suse_SU-2017-2113-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2017/08/10

Modified: 2018/01/31

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6

Temporal Score: 5

Vector: CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P

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:novell:suse_linux:puppet, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:12

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2017/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-2295

OSVDB: 157448