Ubuntu: 1759-1: Puppet vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Ubuntu Several security issues were fixed in Puppet.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1759-1
March 12, 2013

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

- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Puppet.

Software Description:
- puppet: Centralized configuration management

Details:

It was discovered that Puppet agents incorrectly handled certain kick
connections in a non-default configuration. An attacker on an authenticated
client could use this issue to possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2013-1653)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled certain catalog requests.
An attacker on an authenticated client could use this issue to possibly
execute arbitrary code on the master. (CVE-2013-1640)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled certain client requests.
An attacker on an authenticated client could use this issue to possibly
perform unauthorized actions. (CVE-2013-1652)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled certain SSL connections.
An attacker could use this issue to possibly downgrade connections to
SSLv2. (CVE-2013-1654)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled serialized attributes.
An attacker on an authenticated client could use this issue to possibly
cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary. (CVE-2013-1655)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled submitted reports.
An attacker on an authenticated node could use this issue to possibly
submit a report for any other node. (CVE-2013-2275)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
  puppet-common                   2.7.18-1ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  puppet-common                   2.7.11-1ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 11.10:
  puppet-common                   2.7.1-1ubuntu3.8

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

References:
  http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1759-1
  CVE-2013-1640, CVE-2013-1652, CVE-2013-1653, CVE-2013-1654,
  CVE-2013-1655, CVE-2013-2275

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/2.7.18-1ubuntu1.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/2.7.11-1ubuntu2.2
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/2.7.1-1ubuntu3.8