USN-917-1: Puppet vulnerabilities
24 March 2010
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 9.10
It was discovered that Puppet did not drop supplementary groups when being run as a different user. A local user may be able to use this flaw to bypass security restrictions and gain access to restricted files. (CVE-2009-3564)
It was discovered that Puppet did not correctly handle temporary files. A local user can exploit this flaw to bypass security restrictions and overwrite arbitrary files. (CVE-2010-0156)
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 upgrade is sufficient to effect the necessary changes.