[USN-3567-1] Puppet vulnerability

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[USN-3567-1] Puppet vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers-3
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3567-1
February 12, 2018

puppet vulnerability
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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 versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  puppet-common                   3.4.3-1ubuntu1.3

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
  https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3567-1
  CVE-2017-10689

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/puppet/3.4.3-1ubuntu1.3



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