Puppet Enterprise < 2019.8.9 / 2021.x < 2021.4.0 DoS

medium Nessus Plugin ID 184146


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


A flaw was discovered in Puppet Agent where the agent may silently ignore Augeas settings or may be vulnerable to a Denial of Service condition prior to the first pluginsync.

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 Enterprise version 2019.8.9, 2021.4.0, or later.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 184146

File Name: puppet_enterprise_CVE-2021-27025.nasl

Version: 1.1

Type: local

Agent: unix

Family: Misc.

Published: 11/1/2023

Updated: 11/2/2023

Supported Sensors: Nessus Agent, Nessus

Risk Information


Risk Factor: Low

Score: 3.6


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 4

Temporal Score: 3

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

CVSS Score Source: CVE-2021-27025


Risk Factor: Medium

Base Score: 6.5

Temporal Score: 5.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: cpe:/a:puppetlabs:puppet_enterprise

Required KB Items: installed_sw/puppet_enterprise_console

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 11/9/2021

Vulnerability Publication Date: 11/9/2021

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2021-27025