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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3567-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3567-1
Posted Feb 12, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3567-1 - It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled permissions when unpacking certain tarballs. A local user could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, arbitrary, local
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-10689
MD5 | ad1019de06fee1430c20c24f057820db

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3567-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3567-1
February 12, 2018

puppet vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

Puppet could be made to crash or run programs.

Software Description:
- puppet: Centralized configuration management

Details:

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled permissions when
unpacking certain tarballs. A local user could possibly use this issue to
execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
puppet-common 3.4.3-1ubuntu1.3

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3567-1
CVE-2017-10689

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/3.4.3-1ubuntu1.3


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