[USN-1759-1] Puppet vulnerabilities

2013-03-24T00:00:00
ID SECURITYVULNS:DOC:29215
Type securityvulns
Reporter Securityvulns
Modified 2013-03-24T00:00:00

Description

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1759-1 March 12, 2013

puppet vulnerabilities

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.10
  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Puppet.

Software Description: - puppet: Centralized configuration management

Details:

It was discovered that Puppet agents incorrectly handled certain kick connections in a non-default configuration. An attacker on an authenticated client could use this issue to possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2013-1653)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled certain catalog requests. An attacker on an authenticated client could use this issue to possibly execute arbitrary code on the master. (CVE-2013-1640)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled certain client requests. An attacker on an authenticated client could use this issue to possibly perform unauthorized actions. (CVE-2013-1652)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled certain SSL connections. An attacker could use this issue to possibly downgrade connections to SSLv2. (CVE-2013-1654)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled serialized attributes. An attacker on an authenticated client could use this issue to possibly cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary. (CVE-2013-1655)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled submitted reports. An attacker on an authenticated node could use this issue to possibly submit a report for any other node. (CVE-2013-2275)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.10: puppet-common 2.7.18-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: puppet-common 2.7.11-1ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 11.10: puppet-common 2.7.1-1ubuntu3.8

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

References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1759-1 CVE-2013-1640, CVE-2013-1652, CVE-2013-1653, CVE-2013-1654, CVE-2013-1655, CVE-2013-2275

Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/2.7.18-1ubuntu1.1 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/2.7.11-1ubuntu2.2 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/2.7.1-1ubuntu3.8

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