Ubuntu: 1365-1: Puppet vulnerability
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Puppet would allow unintended access to resources over the network.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1365-1
February 14, 2012

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

- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10

Summary:

Puppet would allow unintended access to resources over the network.

Software Description:
- puppet: Centralized configuration management

Details:

It was discovered that Puppet would allow remote ralsh under certain
circumstances. An attacker on an authenticated puppet node could exploit
this to view or manipulate resources on other Puppet nodes.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 11.10:
  puppet-common                   2.7.1-1ubuntu3.4

Ubuntu 11.04:
  puppet-common                   2.6.4-2ubuntu2.7

Ubuntu 10.10:
  puppet-common                   2.6.1-0ubuntu2.5

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1365-1
  CVE-2011-0528

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/2.7.1-1ubuntu3.4
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/2.6.4-2ubuntu2.7
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/2.6.1-0ubuntu2.5