Puppet: Multiple vulnerabilities — GLSA 201308-04

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

Affected Packages

app-admin/puppet on all architectures
Affected versions < 2.7.23
Unaffected versions >= 2.7.23

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 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.

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-2.7.23"
 

References

Release Date
August 23, 2013

Latest Revision
August 23, 2013: 1

Severity
high

Exploitable
remote

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