SuSE 11.1 Security Update : puppet (SAT Patch Number 5876)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 58203


The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.


This update of puppet fixes two vulnerabilities that could potentially be exploited by local attackers to escalate privileges due to improper privilege dropping and file handling issues (symlink flaws) in puppet.
(CVE-2012-1053 / CVE-2012-1054)


Apply SAT patch number 5876.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 58203

File Name: suse_11_puppet-120224.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/03/05

Modified: 2013/10/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:puppet, p-cpe:/a:novell:suse_linux:11:puppet-server, cpe:/o:novell:suse_linux:11

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/cpu, Host/SuSE/release, Host/SuSE/rpm-list

Patch Publication Date: 2012/02/24

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-1053, CVE-2012-1054