GLSA-201606-02 : Puppet Server and Agent: Multiple vulnerabilities

High Nessus Plugin ID 91479


The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.


The remote host is affected by the vulnerability described in GLSA-201606-02 (Puppet Server and Agent: Multiple vulnerabilities)

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Puppet Server and Agent. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.
Impact :

Remote attackers, impersonating a trusted broker, could potentially execute arbitrary code.
Workaround :

There is no known workaround at this time.


All Puppet Agent users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/puppet-agent-1.4.2' All Puppet Server users should upgrade to the latest version:
# emerge --sync # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose '>=app-admin/puppetserver-2.3.2'

See Also

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 91479

File Name: gentoo_GLSA-201606-02.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.3 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/06/06

Modified: 2016/10/10

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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


Base Score: 9.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:puppet-agent, p-cpe:/a:gentoo:linux:puppetserver, cpe:/o:gentoo:linux

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/Gentoo/release, Host/Gentoo/qpkg-list

Patch Publication Date: 2016/06/05

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2016-2785, CVE-2016-2786

GLSA: 201606-02