USN-3567-1: Puppet vulnerability
12 February 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Puppet could be made to crash or run programs.
- puppet - Centralized configuration management
It was discovered that Puppet incorrectly handled permissions when unpacking certain tarballs. A local user could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.