Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : puppet vulnerability (USN-1217-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 56332


The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.


Kristian 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.


Update the affected puppet-common package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 56332

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1217-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/09/29

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:puppet-common, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2011/09/28

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3848

OSVDB: 76018

USN: 1217-1