USN-1506-1: Puppet vulnerabilities

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1506-1

12th July, 2012

puppet vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 11.04
  • Ubuntu 10.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Puppet.

Software description

  • puppet - Centralized configuration management

Details

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled certain HTTP GET
requests. An attacker could use this flaw with a valid client certificate
to retrieve arbitrary files from the Puppet master. (CVE-2012-3864)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled Delete requests. If a
Puppet master were reconfigured to allow the "Delete" method, an attacker
on an authenticated host could use this flaw to delete arbitrary files from
the Puppet server, leading to a denial of service. (CVE-2012-3865)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly set file permissions on the
last_run_report.yaml file. An attacker could use this flaw to access
sensitive information. This issue only affected Ubuntu 11.10 and Ubuntu
12.04 LTS. (CVE-2012-3866)

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled agent certificate names.
An attacker could use this flaw to create a specially crafted certificate
and trick an administrator into signing a certificate that can then be used
to man-in-the-middle agent nodes. (CVE-2012-3867)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
puppet-common 2.7.11-1ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 11.10:
puppet-common 2.7.1-1ubuntu3.7
Ubuntu 11.04:
puppet-common 2.6.4-2ubuntu2.10
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
puppet-common 0.25.4-2ubuntu6.8

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2012-3864, CVE-2012-3865, CVE-2012-3866, CVE-2012-3867