USN-1223-2: Puppet regression
5 October 2011
USN-1223-1 caused a regression with managing SSH authorized_keys files.
- puppet - Centralized configuration management
USN-1223-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Puppet. A regression was found on
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS that caused permission denied errors when managing SSH
authorized_keys files with Puppet. This update fixes the problem.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that Puppet unsafely opened files when the k5login type
is used to manage files. A local attacker could exploit this to overwrite
arbitrary files which could be used to escalate privileges. (CVE-2011-3869)
Ricky Zhou discovered that Puppet did not drop privileges when creating
SSH authorized_keys files. A local attacker could exploit this to overwrite
arbitrary files as root. (CVE-2011-3870)
It was discovered that Puppet used a predictable filename when using the
--edit resource. A local attacker could exploit this to edit arbitrary
files or run arbitrary code as the user invoking the program, typically