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Ubuntu alert USN-2077-1 (puppet)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [USN-2077-1] Puppet vulnerability
Date:  Mon, 06 Jan 2014 12:46:29 -0500
Message-ID:  <>

========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2077-1 January 06, 2014 puppet vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 13.10 - Ubuntu 13.04 - Ubuntu 12.10 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS Summary: Puppet could be made to overwrite files. Software Description: - puppet: Centralized configuration management Details: It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled temporary files. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to overwrite arbitrary files. In the default installation of Ubuntu, this should be prevented by the Yama link restrictions. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 13.10: puppet-common 3.2.4-2ubuntu2.2 Ubuntu 13.04: puppet-common 2.7.18-4ubuntu1.3 Ubuntu 12.10: puppet-common 2.7.18-1ubuntu1.4 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: puppet-common 2.7.11-1ubuntu2.6 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2013-4969 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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