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996855: CVE-2013-4956 Puppet: Local Privilege Escalation/Arbitrary Code Execution

The MITRE CVE dictionary describes this issue as:

Puppet Module Tool (PMT), as used 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, installs modules with weak permissions if those permissions were used when the modules were originally built, which might allow local users to read or modify those modules depending on the original permissions.

Find out more about CVE-2013-4956 from the MITRE CVE dictionary dictionary and NIST NVD.

CVSS v2 metrics

Base Score 3.7
Base Metrics AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P
Access Vector Local
Access Complexity High
Authentication None
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 Not affected
Red Hat Enterprise MRG 1.3 puppet Not affected
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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