Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 / 13.10 : puppet vulnerability (USN-2077-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 71837


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


It 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.


Update the affected puppet-common package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 71837

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2077-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/01/07

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 2.1

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/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:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:13.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/01/06

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2013-4969

OSVDB: 101432

USN: 2077-1