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Debian: Security update for Puppet

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in Puppet, a centralized configuration management tool. Puppet runs execs with an unintended group privileges, potentially leading to privilege escalation. The k5login type writes to untrusted locations, enabling local users to escalate their privileges if the k5login type is used. Updated packages are available from security.debian.org.

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Debian Security Advisory DSA-2419-1                   security@debian.org
http://www.debian.org/security/                            Florian Weimer
February 27, 2012                      http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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Package        : puppet
Vulnerability  : several
Problem type   : local
Debian-specific: no
CVE ID         : CVE-2012-1053 CVE-2012-1054

Two vulnerabilities were discovered in Puppet, a centralized
configuration management tool.

CVE-2012-1053
  Puppet runs execs with an unintended group privileges,
  potentially leading to privilege escalation.

CVE-2012-1054
  The k5login type writes to untrusted locations,
  enabling local users to escalate their privileges
  if the k5login type is used.

For the stable distribution (squeeze), these problems have been fixed
in version 2.6.2-5+squeeze4.

For the testing distribution (wheezy) and the unstable distribution
(sid), these problems have been fixed in version 2.7.11-1.

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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