Puppet: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201203-03

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

Affected Packages

app-admin/puppet on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.7.11
Unaffected versions >= 2.7.11

Background

Puppet is a system configuration management tool written in Ruby.

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

Release Date
March 06, 2012

Latest Revision
March 06, 2012: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
local, remote

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