Puppet Agent 6.x < 6.22.1 / 7.x < 7.6.1. Vulnerability

high Nessus Plugin ID 184135


An instance of Puppet Agent installed on the remote system is affected by a vulnerability.


On March 25, 2021, OpenSSL published security updates addressing CVE-2021-3450 and CVE-2021-3449. Previous releases of Puppet Agent contain a vulnerable version of OpenSSL. For more information about this vulnerability, refer to the OpenSSL security announcement: https://www.openssl.org/news/secadv/20210325.txt.

Note that Nessus has not tested for this issue but has instead relied only on the application's self-reported version number.


Upgrade to Puppet Agent version 6.22.1, 7.6.1, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 184135

File Name: puppet_agent_CVE-2021-3450.nasl

Version: 1.2

Type: local

Agent: windows

Family: Windows

Published: 11/1/2023

Updated: 11/2/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: High

Score: 7.7


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 4.8

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-3450


Risk Factor: High

Base Score: 7.4

Temporal Score: 6.9

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:puppetlabs:puppet_agent

Required KB Items: installed_sw/Puppet Agent

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 5/4/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 5/4/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-3449, CVE-2021-3450