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Puppet vulnerabilities

Description

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 root. (CVE-2011-3871)


Affected Package


OS OS Version Package Name Package Version
Ubuntu 11.04 puppet-common 2.6.4-2ubuntu2.3
Ubuntu 10.10 puppet-common 2.6.1-0ubuntu2.2
Ubuntu 10.04 puppet-common 0.25.4-2ubuntu6.3

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