USN-1419-1: Puppet vulnerabilities

11 April 2012

Several security issues were fixed in puppet.

Releases

Packages

  • puppet - Centralized configuration management

Details

It was discovered that Puppet used a predictable filename when downloading Mac
OS X package files. A local attacker could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary
files. (CVE-2012-1906)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled filebucket retrieval
requests. A local attacker could exploit this to read arbitrary files.
(CVE-2012-1986)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled filebucket store requests. A
local attacker could exploit this to perform a denial of service via resource
exhaustion. (CVE-2012-1987)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled filebucket requests. A local
attacker could exploit this to execute arbitrary code via a crafted file path.
(CVE-2012-1988)

It was discovered that Puppet used a predictable filename for the Telnet
connection log file. A local attacker could exploit this to overwrite arbitrary
files. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.10. (CVE-2012-1989)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 10.04

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.