Puppet Enterprise < 2016.4.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 129754


A web application running on the remote host is affected by multiple vulnerabilities.


According to its self-reported version number, the Puppet Enterprise application running on the remote host is version prior to 2016.2.1. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- An information disclosure vulnerability exists in the environment catalog component. An unauthenticated remote attacker can exploit this issue to retrieve access to the enviroment catalogs which may reveal sensitive information about infrastructure of application orchestration users.(CVE-2016-5714)

- An url redirection vulnerability exists in the next page transition. An unauthenticated remote attacker can exploit this issue to create believable phishing attacks.(CVE-2016-5715)


Upgrade to Puppet Enterprise version 2016.4.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 129754

File Name: puppet_enterprise_2016_4_0.nasl

Version: 1.3

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2019/10/09

Updated: 2019/11/14

Dependencies: 66234, 66233

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2016-5714

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.1

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 7.2

Temporal Score: 6.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:puppetlabs:puppet

Required KB Items: puppet/rest_port, installed_sw/puppet_enterprise_console

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2016/10/20

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/10/20

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-5714, CVE-2016-5715

BID: 93846