USN-1372-1: Puppet vulnerabilities
23 February 2012
Puppet could be made to overwrite files and run programs with administrator privileges.
- puppet - Centralized configuration management
It was discovered that Puppet did not drop privileges when executing
commands as different users. If an attacker had control of the execution
manifests or the executed command, this could be used to execute code with
elevated group permissions (typically root). (CVE-2012-1053)
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 and escalate privileges. (CVE-2012-1054)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.