USN-3567-1: Puppet vulnerability

12 February 2018

puppet vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


Puppet could be made to crash or run programs.

Software Description

  • 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.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
puppet-common - 3.4.3-1ubuntu1.3

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.