FreeBSD : puppet27 and puppet -- multiple vulnerabilities (cda566a0-2df0-4eb0-b70e-ed7a6fb0ab3c)

High Nessus Plugin ID 65542


The remote FreeBSD host is missing one or more security-related updates.


Moses Mendoza reports :

A vulnerability found in Puppet could allow an authenticated client to cause the master to execute arbitrary code while responding to a catalog request. Specifically, in order to exploit the vulnerability, the puppet master must be made to invoke the 'template' or 'inline_template' functions during catalog compilation.

A vulnerability found in Puppet could allow an authenticated client to connect to a puppet master and perform unauthorized actions.
Specifically, given a valid certificate and private key, an agent could retrieve catalogs from the master that it is not authorized to access or it could poison the puppet master's caches for any puppet-generated data that supports caching such as catalogs, nodes, facts, and resources. The extent and severity of this vulnerability varies depending on the specific configuration of the master: for example, whether it is using storeconfigs or not, which version, whether it has access to the cache or not, etc.

A vulnerability has been found in Puppet which could allow authenticated clients to execute arbitrary code on agents that have been configured to accept kick connections. This vulnerability is not present in the default configuration of puppet agents, but if they have been configured to listen for incoming connections ('listen=true'), and the agent's auth.conf has been configured to allow access to the `run` REST endpoint, then a client could construct an HTTP request which could execute arbitrary code. The severity of this issue is exacerbated by the fact that puppet agents typically run as root.

A vulnerability has been found in Puppet that could allow a client negotiating a connection to a master to downgrade the master's SSL protocol to SSLv2. This protocol has been found to contain design weaknesses. This issue only affects systems running older versions (pre 1.0.0) of openSSL. Newer versions explicitly disable SSLv2.

A vulnerability found in Puppet could allow unauthenticated clients to send requests to the puppet master which would cause it to load code unsafely. While there are no reported exploits, this vulnerability could cause issues like those described in Rails CVE-2013-0156. This vulnerability only affects puppet masters running Ruby 1.9.3 and higher.

This vulnerability affects puppet masters 0.25.0 and above. By default, auth.conf allows any authenticated node to submit a report for any other node. This can cause issues with compliance. The defaults in auth.conf have been changed.


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Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65542

File Name: freebsd_pkg_cda566a02df04eb0b70eed7a6fb0ab3c.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/03/14

Modified: 2013/06/22

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:puppet, p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:puppet27, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2013/03/13

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2013/03/13

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-1640, CVE-2013-1652, CVE-2013-1653, CVE-2013-1654, CVE-2013-1655, CVE-2013-2275