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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
25 March 2010
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Overwrite Arbitrary Files -- Existing Account
Unauthorised Access -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2010-0156 CVE-2009-3564
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators
running puppet check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-917-1 March 24, 2010
A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:
This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:
In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
It was discovered that Puppet did not drop supplementary groups when being
run as a different user. A local user may be able to use this flaw to
bypass security restrictions and gain access to restricted files.
It was discovered that Puppet did not correctly handle temporary files. A
local user can exploit this flaw to bypass security restrictions and
overwrite arbitrary files. (CVE-2010-0156)
Updated packages for Ubuntu 9.10:
Size/MD5: 16108 228231bb7fafde0cd8555618017939ce
Size/MD5: 1517 22118d6cf21742ca62796a0957bee5f8
Size/MD5: 1093533 db02f46288794225d54b36f89e2725a7
Architecture independent packages:
Size/MD5: 518402 b050c03fffa3df3dc31faa12b17f6aa2
Size/MD5: 47806 5fb4e692c93a7388d34f6a284f4a5e92
Size/MD5: 418926 5785eb3a1e0d6373f0d891f72afca170
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