Gentoo: 201308-04 Puppet: Multiple vulnerabilities
Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Gentoo Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Puppet, the worst of which could lead to execution of arbitrary code.
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201308-04
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                                            http://security.gentoo.org/
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 Severity: High
    Title: Puppet: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: August 23, 2013
     Bugs: #456002, #461656, #473720, #481186
       ID: 201308-04

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Synopsis
========

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

Background
==========

Puppet is a system configuration management tool written in Ruby.

Affected packages
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     Package              /     Vulnerable     /            Unaffected
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  1  app-admin/puppet             < 2.7.23                  >= 2.7.23

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
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[  1 ] CVE-2012-6120
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-6120
[  2 ] CVE-2013-1640
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-1640
[  3 ] CVE-2013-1652
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-1652
[  4 ] CVE-2013-1653
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-1653
[  5 ] CVE-2013-1654
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-1654
[  6 ] CVE-2013-1655
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-1655
[  7 ] CVE-2013-2274
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-2274
[  8 ] CVE-2013-2275
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-2275
[  9 ] CVE-2013-3567
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2013-3567
[ 10 ] CVE-2013-4956
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cvm?cvename=CVE-2013-4761
[ 11 ] CVE-2013-4956
       http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cvm?cvename=CVE-2013-4956

Availability
============

This GLSA and any updates to it are available for viewing at
the Gentoo Security Website:

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201308-04.xml

Concerns?
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Security is a primary focus of Gentoo Linux and ensuring the
confidentiality and security of our users' machines is of utmost
importance to us. Any security concerns should be addressed to
security@gentoo.org or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License

Copyright 2013 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

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