Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : puppet vulnerability (USN-1217-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56332
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionKristian Erik Hermansen discovered a directory traversal vulnerability in the SSLFile indirection base class. A remote attacker could exploit this to overwrite files with the privileges of the Puppet Master.
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SolutionUpdate the affected puppet-common package.