Ubuntu 9.10 : puppet vulnerabilities (USN-917-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 45342
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Puppet did not drop supplementary groups when being run as a different user. A local user may be able to use this flaw to bypass security restrictions and gain access to restricted files. (CVE-2009-3564)
It was discovered that Puppet did not correctly handle temporary files. A local user can exploit this flaw to bypass security restrictions and overwrite arbitrary files. (CVE-2010-0156).
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SolutionUpdate the affected puppet, puppet-testsuite and / or puppetmaster packages.