USN-2077-1: Puppet vulnerability

06 January 2014

Puppet could be made to overwrite files.

Releases

Packages

  • puppet - Centralized configuration management

Details

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled temporary files. A local
attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite arbitrary files. In the
default installation of Ubuntu, this should be prevented by the Yama link
restrictions.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 13.10
Ubuntu 13.04
Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04

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

References