Ubuntu 14.04 LTS : puppet vulnerability (USN-3567-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 106793

Synopsis

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

Description

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled permissions when unpacking certain tarballs. A local user could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

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Solution

Update the affected puppet-common package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 106793

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3567-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 3.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2018/02/13

Modified: 2018/02/16

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSSv2

Base Score: 2.1

Temporal Score: 1.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C

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: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-10689

OSVDB: 174214

USN: 3567-1