Puppet Enterprise 2015.x / 2016.x < 2016.4.0 Multiple Vulnerabilities

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 129764


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 2015.x or 2016.x prior to 2016.4.0. It is, therefore, affected by the following vulnerabilities :

- A cross-site redirection vulnerability exists within the /auth/login script due to improper validation of user-supplied input to the 'redirect' parameter in a GET request. An unauthenticated, remote attacker can exploit this issue, by convincing a user to follow a specially crafted link, to redirect the user to a website of the attacker's own choosing, which can then be used to conduct further attacks. Note that this vulnerability was thought to have been resolved by the fix for CVE-2015-6501, but the fix was incomplete. Puppet Enterprise 2016.4.0 includes a fix for this vulnerability. (CVE-2016-5715)

- A flaw exists in the Puppet Enterprise Console due to unsafe string processing that allows an authenticated, remote attacker to execute arbitrary code.


Upgrade to Puppet Enterprise version 2016.4.0 or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 129764

File Name: puppet_enterprise_2_3_2.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-2016-5715

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.5

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

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

CVSS v3.0

Base Score: 6.1

Temporal Score: 5.5

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

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-2016-5715

BID: 93846