Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2077-1
6th January, 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 13.10
- Ubuntu 13.04
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Puppet could be made to overwrite files.
- puppet - Centralized configuration management
It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled temporary files. A local
attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite arbitrary files. In the
default installation of Ubuntu, this should be prevented by the Yama link
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 13.10:
- puppet-common 3.2.4-2ubuntu2.2
- Ubuntu 13.04:
- puppet-common 2.7.18-4ubuntu1.3
- Ubuntu 12.10:
- puppet-common 2.7.18-1ubuntu1.4
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- puppet-common 2.7.11-1ubuntu2.6
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.