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[USN-917-1] Puppet vulnerabilities
From: Marc Deslauriers <marc.deslauriers () canonical com>
Date: Wed, 24 Mar 2010 09:52:23 -0400

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-917-1             March 24, 2010
puppet vulnerabilities
CVE-2009-3564, CVE-2010-0156

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 9.10

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:

Ubuntu 9.10:
  puppet                          0.24.8-2ubuntu4.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.

Details follow:

It was discovered that Puppet did not drop supplementary groups when being
run as a different user. A local user may be able to use this flaw to
bypass security restrictions and gain access to restricted files.

It was discovered that Puppet did not correctly handle temporary files. A
local user can exploit this flaw to bypass security restrictions and
overwrite arbitrary files. (CVE-2010-0156)

Updated packages for Ubuntu 9.10:

  Source archives:

      Size/MD5:    16108 228231bb7fafde0cd8555618017939ce
      Size/MD5:     1517 22118d6cf21742ca62796a0957bee5f8
      Size/MD5:  1093533 db02f46288794225d54b36f89e2725a7

  Architecture independent packages:

      Size/MD5:   518402 b050c03fffa3df3dc31faa12b17f6aa2
      Size/MD5:    47806 5fb4e692c93a7388d34f6a284f4a5e92
      Size/MD5:   418926 5785eb3a1e0d6373f0d891f72afca170

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