Ubuntu: 917-1: Puppet vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu It was discovered that Puppet did not drop supplementary groups when beingrun as a different user. A local user may be able to use this flaw tobypass security restrictions and gain access to restricted files.(CVE-2009-3564) [More...]
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-917-1             March 24, 2010
puppet vulnerabilities
CVE-2009-3564, CVE-2010-0156
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A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 9.10

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

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

Ubuntu 9.10:
  puppet                          0.24.8-2ubuntu4.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

Details follow:

It was discovered that Puppet did not drop supplementary groups when being
run as a different user. A local user may be able to use this flaw to
bypass security restrictions and gain access to restricted files.
(CVE-2009-3564)

It was discovered that Puppet did not correctly handle temporary files. A
local user can exploit this flaw to bypass security restrictions and
overwrite arbitrary files. (CVE-2010-0156)


Updated packages for Ubuntu 9.10:

  Source archives:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/puppet/puppet_0.24.8-2ubuntu4.1.diff.gz
      Size/MD5:    16108 228231bb7fafde0cd8555618017939ce
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/puppet/puppet_0.24.8-2ubuntu4.1.dsc
      Size/MD5:     1517 22118d6cf21742ca62796a0957bee5f8
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/puppet/puppet_0.24.8.orig.tar.gz
      Size/MD5:  1093533 db02f46288794225d54b36f89e2725a7

  Architecture independent packages:

    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/puppet/puppet_0.24.8-2ubuntu4.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:   518402 b050c03fffa3df3dc31faa12b17f6aa2
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/main/p/puppet/puppetmaster_0.24.8-2ubuntu4.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:    47806 5fb4e692c93a7388d34f6a284f4a5e92
    http://security.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/pool/universe/p/puppet/puppet-testsuite_0.24.8-2ubuntu4.1_all.deb
      Size/MD5:   418926 5785eb3a1e0d6373f0d891f72afca170