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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                          Puppet vulnerabilities
                               25 March 2010


        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary

Product:           puppet
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
                   UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access:     Overwrite Arbitrary Files -- Existing Account
                   Unauthorised Access       -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2010-0156 CVE-2009-3564 

Reference:         ASB-2009.1106

Original Bulletin: 

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
puppet vulnerabilities
CVE-2009-3564, CVE-2010-0156

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 9.10

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:

Ubuntu 9.10:
  puppet                          0.24.8-2ubuntu4.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

Details follow:

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:

  Source archives:

      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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