Mandriva Linux Security Advisory : puppet (MDVSA-2013:222)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 69491


The remote Mandriva Linux host is missing one or more security updates.


Updated puppet and puppet3 package fix security vulnerabilities :

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled the resource_type service. A local attacker on the master could use this issue to execute arbitrary Ruby files (CVE-2013-4761).

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled permissions on the modules it installed. Modules could be installed with the permissions that existed when they were built, possibly exposing them to a local attacker (CVE-2013-4956).


Update the affected puppet and / or puppet-server packages.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 69491

File Name: mandriva_MDVSA-2013-222.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Published: 2013/08/28

Modified: 2013/11/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.1

Temporal Score: 4.4

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:puppet, p-cpe:/a:mandriva:linux:puppet-server, cpe:/o:mandriva:business_server:1

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2013/08/27

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4761, CVE-2013-4956

BID: 61805, 61806

MDVSA: 2013:222