Public Date:
839131: CVE-2012-3865 puppet: authenticated clients allowed to delete arbitrary files on the puppet master

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Directory traversal vulnerability in lib/puppet/reports/store.rb in Puppet before 2.6.17 and 2.7.x before 2.7.18, and Puppet Enterprise before 2.5.2, when Delete is enabled in auth.conf, allows remote authenticated users to delete arbitrary files on the puppet master server via a .. (dot dot) in a node name.

Find out more about CVE-2012-3865 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

NOTE: The following CVSS v2 metrics and score provided are preliminary and subject to review.

Base Score 2.1
Base Metrics AV:N/AC:H/Au:S/C:N/I:N/A:P
Access Vector Network
Access Complexity High
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact None
Integrity Impact None
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
CloudForms System Engine for RHEL 6 Server RHSA-2012:1542 2012-12-04


Red Hat would like to thank Puppet Labs for reporting this issue.

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