Public Date:
996856: CVE-2013-4761 Puppet: resource_type service code execution

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Unspecified vulnerability in Puppet 2.7.x before 2.7.23 and 3.2.x before 3.2.4, and Puppet Enterprise 2.8.x before 2.8.3 and 3.0.x before 3.0.1, allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary Ruby programs from the master via the resource_type service. NOTE: this vulnerability can only be exploited utilizing unspecified "local file system access" to the Puppet Master.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4761 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 4.1
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:M/Au:S/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity Medium
Authentication Single
Confidentiality Impact Partial
Integrity Impact Partial
Availability Impact Partial

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Red Hat Security Errata

Platform Errata Release Date
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 3.0 (puppet) RHSA-2013:1283 2013-09-24
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 3.0 (ruby193-puppet) RHSA-2013:1284 2013-09-24

Affected Packages State

Platform Package State
Red Hat Subscription Asset Manager 1 puppet Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.3 puppet Will not fix
Red Hat Enterprise Linux OpenStack Platform 4.0 puppet Will not fix
Unless explicitly stated as not affected, all previous versions of packages in any minor update stream of a product listed here should be assumed vulnerable, although may not have been subject to full analysis.


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

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