openSUSE Security Update : puppet (openSUSE-SU-2011:1288-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 75999


The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.


Puppet's certificate authority issued Puppet agent certificates capable of impersonating the Puppet master. Compromised or rogue puppet agents could therefore use their certificates for MITM attacks (CVE-2011-3872).

Note: If you've set the 'certdnsnames' option in your master's puppet.conf file merely installing the updated packages is not sufficient to fix this problem. You need to either pick a new DNS name for the master and reconfigure all agents to use it or re-new certificates on all agents.

Please refer to the documentation in /usr/share/doc/packages/puppet/puppetlabs-cve20113872-0.0.5 for detailed instructions and scripts.

Puppetlabs' site also provides more information: lnerability/


Directory traversal vulnerability in puppet allowed unauthenticated remote attackers to upload x.509 certificate signing requests to arbitrary locations (CVE-2011-3848)

Puppet was prone to several symlink attacks (CVE-2011-3870, CVE-2011-3869, CVE-2011-3871)


Update the affected puppet packages.

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 75999

File Name: suse_11_4_puppet-111110.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.1 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/06/13

Modified: 2014/06/13

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 6.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:puppet, p-cpe:/a:novell:opensuse:puppet-server, cpe:/o:novell:opensuse:11.4

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/11/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-3848, CVE-2011-3869, CVE-2011-3870, CVE-2011-3871, CVE-2011-3872