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.

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.

Solution

Update the affected puppet-common package.

See Also

https://usn.ubuntu.com/3567-1/

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 106793

File Name: ubuntu_USN-3567-1.nasl

Version: 3.5

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2018/02/13

Modified: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low

CVSS v2.0

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/02/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2017-10689

USN: 3567-1