USN-3567-1: Puppet vulnerability

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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