Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : puppet vulnerability (USN-2077-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 71837
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled temporary files. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite arbitrary files. In the default installation of Ubuntu, this should be prevented by the Yama link restrictions.
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.
SolutionUpdate the affected puppet-common package.