FreeBSD : puppet-agent MCollective plugin -- Remote Code Execution vulnerability (df502a2f-61f6-11e6-a461-643150d3111d)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 92963


The remote FreeBSD host is missing a security-related update.


Puppet reports :

Puppet Enterprise previously included a puppet-agent MCollective plugin that allowed you to pass the `--server` argument to MCollective. This insecure argument enabled remote code execution via connection to an untrusted host. The puppet-agent MCollective version included in PE 2016.2.1, this option is disabled by default.


Update the affected package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 92963

File Name: freebsd_pkg_df502a2f61f611e6a461643150d3111d.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Published: 2016/08/15

Modified: 2017/02/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

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


Base Score: 6.6

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:freebsd:freebsd:mcollective-puppet-agent, cpe:/o:freebsd:freebsd

Required KB Items: Host/local_checks_enabled, Host/FreeBSD/release, Host/FreeBSD/pkg_info

Patch Publication Date: 2016/08/15

Vulnerability Publication Date: 2016/08/09

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-7331