Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : puppet vulnerability (USN-3567-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 106793
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled permissions when unpacking certain tarballs. A local user could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
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.