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From: Sean Amoss <ackle@g.o>
Subject: [ GLSA 201203-03 ] Puppet: Multiple vulnerabilities
Date: Mon, 05 Mar 2012 20:31:25 -0500
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Gentoo Linux Security Advisory                           GLSA 201203-03
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 Severity: High
    Title: Puppet: Multiple vulnerabilities
     Date: March 06, 2012
     Bugs: #303729, #308031, #384859, #385149, #388161, #403963
       ID: 201203-03

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Synopsis
========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Puppet, the worst of which
might allow local attackers to gain escalated privileges.

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             < 2.7.11                  >= 2.7.11

Description
===========

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Puppet. Please review
the CVE identifiers referenced below for details.

Impact
======

A local attacker could gain elevated privileges, or access and modify
arbitrary files.  Furthermore, a remote attacker may be able to spoof a
Puppet Master or write X.509 Certificate Signing Requests to arbitrary
locations.

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-2.7.11"

References
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[ 1 ] CVE-2009-3564
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2009-3564
[ 2 ] CVE-2010-0156
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2010-0156
[ 3 ] CVE-2011-3848
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3848
[ 4 ] CVE-2011-3869
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3869
[ 5 ] CVE-2011-3870
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3870
[ 6 ] CVE-2011-3871
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3871
[ 7 ] CVE-2011-3872
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2011-3872
[ 8 ] CVE-2012-1053
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-1053
[ 9 ] CVE-2012-1054
      http://nvd.nist.gov/nvd.cfm?cvename=CVE-2012-1054

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

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

 http://security.gentoo.org/glsa/glsa-201203-03.xml

Concerns?
=========

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@g.o or alternatively, you may file a bug at
https://bugs.gentoo.org.

License
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Copyright 2012 Gentoo Foundation, Inc; referenced text
belongs to its owner(s).

The contents of this document are licensed under the
Creative Commons - Attribution / Share Alike license.

http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5

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