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Puppet: Multiple vulnerabilities


1.  Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Version Information

Advisory Reference GLSA 201308-04 / puppet
Release Date August 23, 2013
Latest Revision August 23, 2013: 1
Impact high
Exploitable remote
Package Vulnerable versions Unaffected versions Architecture(s)
app-admin/puppet < 2.7.23 >= 2.7.23 All supported architectures

Related bugreports: #456002, #461656, #473720, #481186


Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Puppet, the worst of which could lead to execution of arbitrary code.

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 remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the privileges of the process, cause a Denial of Service condition, obtain sensitive information, or bypass security restrictions.

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-2.7.23"

4.  References


Page updated August 23, 2013

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