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PostPosted: Sun Oct 15, 2017 4:26 am    Post subject: [ GLSA 201710-12 ] Puppet Agent Reply with quote

Gentoo Linux Security Advisory

Title: Puppet Agent: Multiple vulnerabilities (GLSA 201710-12)
Severity: normal
Exploitable: remote
Date: 2017-10-13
Bug(s): #597684
ID: 201710-12

Synopsis

Multiple vulnerabilities have been found in Puppet Agent, the worst
of which could result in the execution of arbitrary code.


Background

Puppet Agent contains Puppet’s main code and all of the dependencies
needed to run it, including Facter, Hiera, and bundled versions of Ruby
and OpenSSL.


Affected Packages

Package: app-admin/puppet-agent
Vulnerable: < 1.7.1
Unaffected: >= 1.7.1
Architectures: All supported architectures


Description

Multiple vulnerabilities have been discovered in Puppet Agent. Please
review the references for details.


Impact

A remote attacker could possibly execute arbitrary code with the
privileges of the process or obtain sensitive information.


Workaround

There is no known workaround at this time.

Resolution

All Puppet Agent users should upgrade to the latest version:
Code:
# emerge --sync
      # emerge --ask --oneshot --verbose ">=app-admin/puppet-agent-1.7.1"
   


References


CVE-2016-5714

Puppet
Security Advise Oct 2016
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