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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201203-03

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201203-03
Posted Mar 7, 2012
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201203-3 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Puppet, the worst of which might allow local attackers to gain escalated privileges. Versions less than 2.7.11 are affected.

tags | advisory, local, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2009-3564, CVE-2010-0156, CVE-2011-3848, CVE-2011-3869, CVE-2011-3870, CVE-2011-3871, CVE-2011-3872, CVE-2012-1053, CVE-2012-1054
SHA-256 | 69813f02a92f89229d9a09aea745f127f1932ebbc0d9430aa9f9838397cd205b

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201203-03

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Severity: High
Title: Puppet: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: March 06, 2012
Bugs: #303729, #308031, #384859, #385149, #388161, #403963
ID: 201203-03

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

Puppet is a system configuration management tool written in Ruby.

Affected packages
=================

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-admin/puppet < 2.7.11 >= 2.7.11

Description
===========

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

Impact
======

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.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Puppet users should upgrade to the latest version:

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

References
==========

[ 1 ] CVE-2009-3564
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-3564
[ 2 ] CVE-2010-0156
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-0156
[ 3 ] CVE-2011-3848
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3848
[ 4 ] CVE-2011-3869
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3869
[ 5 ] CVE-2011-3870
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3870
[ 6 ] CVE-2011-3871
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3871
[ 7 ] CVE-2011-3872
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3872
[ 8 ] CVE-2012-1053
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-1053
[ 9 ] CVE-2012-1054
http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-1054

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201203-03.xml

Concerns?
=========

Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5
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