ESB-2018.0434 - [UNIX/Linux][Ubuntu] puppet: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Existing account 2018-02-13

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                               ESB-2018.0434
                           Puppet vulnerability
                             13 February 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           puppet
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
                   Denial of Service               -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2017-10689  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3567-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3567-1

12th February, 2018
puppet vulnerability

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

    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Puppet could be made to crash or run programs.

Software description

    puppet - Centralized configuration management

Details

It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled permissions when
unpacking certain tarballs. A local user could possibly use this issue to
execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
    puppet-common 3.4.3-1ubuntu1.3 

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-2017-10689

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