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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-12

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-12
Posted Oct 13, 2017
Authored by Gentoo | Site security.gentoo.org

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-12 - Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Puppet Agent, the worst of which could result in the execution of arbitrary code. Versions less than 1.7.1 are affected.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, gentoo
advisories | CVE-2016-5714
MD5 | 395df5a785da96cc0ba5be840ad3d6c3

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory 201710-12

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Severity: Normal
Title: Puppet Agent: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: October 13, 2017
Bugs: #597684
ID: 201710-12

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

Puppet Agent contains Puppetas main code and all of the dependencies
needed to run it, including Facter, Hiera, and bundled versions of Ruby
and OpenSSL.

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

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Package / Vulnerable / Unaffected
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1 app-admin/puppet-agent < 1.7.1 >= 1.7.1

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

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Puppet Agent. Please
review the references for details.

Impact
======

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or obtain sensitive information.

Workaround
==========

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution
==========

All Puppet Agent users should upgrade to the latest version:

# emerge --sync
# emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/puppet-agent-1.7.1"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2016-5714
https://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2016-5714
[ 2 ] Puppet Security Advise Oct 2016
https://puppet.com/security/cve/pxp-agent-oct-2016

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

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

https://security.gentoo.org/glsa/201710-12

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 2017 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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