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puppet26 -- multiple vulnerabilities

Affected packages
2.6 <= puppet26 < 2.6.18


VuXML ID 04042f95-14b8-4382-a8b9-b30e365776cf
Discovery 2013-03-13
Entry 2013-03-13

Moses Mendoza reports:

A vulnerability found in Puppet could allow an authenticated client to cause the master to execute arbitrary code while responding to a catalog request. Specifically, in order to exploit the vulnerability, the puppet master must be made to invoke the 'template' or 'inline_template' functions during catalog compilation.

A vulnerability found in Puppet could allow an authenticated client to connect to a puppet master and perform unauthorized actions. Specifically, given a valid certificate and private key, an agent could retrieve catalogs from the master that it is not authorized to access or it could poison the puppet master's caches for any puppet-generated data that supports caching such as catalogs, nodes, facts, and resources. The extent and severity of this vulnerability varies depending on the specific configuration of the master: for example, whether it is using storeconfigs or not, which version, whether it has access to the cache or not, etc.

A vulnerability has been found in Puppet that could allow a client negotiating a connection to a master to downgrade the master's SSL protocol to SSLv2. This protocol has been found to contain design weaknesses. This issue only affects systems running older versions (pre 1.0.0) of openSSL. Newer versions explicitly disable SSLv2.

A vulnerability found in Puppet could allow an authenticated client to execute arbitrary code on a puppet master that is running in the default configuration, or an agent with `puppet kick` enabled. Specifically, a properly authenticated and connected puppet agent could be made to construct an HTTP PUT request for an authorized report that actually causes the execution of arbitrary code on the master.

This vulnerability affects puppet masters 0.25.0 and above. By default, auth.conf allows any authenticated node to submit a report for any other node. This can cause issues with compliance. The defaults in auth.conf have been changed.


CVE Name CVE-2013-1640
CVE Name CVE-2013-1652
CVE Name CVE-2013-1654
CVE Name CVE-2013-2274
CVE Name CVE-2013-2275