81306 : Puppet Mac OS X Package Installation Temporary File Symlink Arbitrary File Overwrite
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Timeline

Disclosure Date
2012-04-11

Description

Puppet contains a flaw that may allow a malicious local user to overwrite files arbitrary files on the system. The issue is due to the program creating temporary files insecurely when installing a mac os x package. It is possible for a local attacker to use a symlink attack to cause the program to unexpectedly write to, or overwrite an attacker specified file.

Classification

Location: Local Access Required
Attack Type: Input Manipulation
Impact: Loss of Integrity
Solution: Patch / RCS, Upgrade
Exploit: Exploit Unknown
Disclosure: Vendor Verified

Solution

Upgrade to version 2.6.15 or 2.7.13 or 2.5.1 for Enterprise or higher, as they have been reported to fix this vulnerability. In addition, the vendor has released a patch for some older versions.

Products

Puppet Labs
Puppet
2.6.14
2.7.12
Puppet Enterprise
2.5.0
1.0
1.1
1.2.x
2.0.x

References

Credit

CVSSv2 Score

CVSSv2 Base Score = 3.3
Source: nvd.nist.gov | Generated: 2012-05-30 | Disagree?

Access_vector_0 Access_complexity_1 Authentication_2 Confidentiality_impact_0 Integrity_impact_1 Availability_impact_1

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