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Puppet: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201203-03 / puppet
Release Date March 06, 2012
Latest Revision March 06, 2012: 1
Impact high
Exploitable local, remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-admin/puppet < 2.7.11 >= 2.7.11 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #303729, #308031, #384859, #385149, #388161, #403963


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Puppet, the worst of which might allow local attackers to gain escalated privileges.

2.  Impact Information


Puppet is a system configuration management tool written in Ruby.


Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Puppet. Please review the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.


A local attacker could gain elevated privileges, or access and modify arbitrary files. Furthermore, a remote attacker may be able to spoof a Puppet Master or write X.509 Certificate Signing Requests to arbitrary locations.

3.  Resolution Information


There is no known workaround at this time.


All Puppet users should upgrade to the latest version:

Code Listing 3.1: Resolution

  # emerge --sync
  # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/puppet-2.7.11"

4.  References


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