Puppet Enterprise 2016.x < 2016.4.15 / 2017.x < 2017.3.10 / 2018.x < 2018.1.4 Plaintext Credential Vulnerability

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 129762


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


A plaintext credential vulnerability exists when users are configured to use startTLS with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) Lightweight Directory Access Protocol (LDAP). An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this to bypass authentication to see the users credentials in plaintext. (CVE-2018-11749)


Upgrade to Puppet Enterprise version 2016.4.15 / 2017.3.10 / 2018.1.4 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 129762

File Name: puppet_enterprise_2018_1_4.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: remote

Family: CGI abuses

Published: 2019/10/09

Updated: 2019/10/17

Dependencies: 66234, 66233

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2018-11749

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 9.8

Temporal Score: 8.5

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:puppetlabs:puppet

Required KB Items: puppet/rest_port, installed_sw/puppet_enterprise_console

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2018/08/23

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2018/08/23

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2018-11749