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Debian: Security update for Puppet

It was discovered that Puppet, a centralized configuration management solution, misgenerated certificates if the “certdnsnames” option was used. This could lead to man in the middle attacks. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2352-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                        Moritz Muehlenhoff
November 22, 2011                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : puppet
Vulnerability  : programming error
Problem type   : remote
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2011-3872 

It was discovered that Puppet, a centralized configuration management
solution, misgenerated certificates if the "certdnsnames" option was
used. This could lead to man in the middle attacks. More details are
available at http://puppetlabs.com/security/cve/cve-2011-3872/ 

For the oldstable distribution (lenny), this problem has been fixed in
version 0.24.5-3+lenny2.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.6.2-5+squeeze3.

For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in
version 2.7.6-1.

We recommend that you upgrade your puppet packages.

Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
found at: http://www.debian.org/security/

Mailing list: debian-security-announce@lists.debian.org
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