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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for facter (ALAS-2014-456) (CVE-2014-3248)

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Amazon Linux AMI: Security patch for facter (ALAS-2014-456) (CVE-2014-3248)

Severity
6
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:H/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Published
11/16/2014
Created
07/25/2018
Added
12/11/2014
Modified
07/04/2017

Description

Untrusted search path vulnerability in Puppet Enterprise 2.8 before 2.8.7, Puppet before 2.7.26 and 3.x before 3.6.2, Facter 1.6.x and 2.x before 2.0.2, Hiera before 1.3.4, and Mcollective before 2.5.2, when running with Ruby 1.9.1 or earlier, allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse file in the current working directory, as demonstrated using (1) rubygems/defaults/operating_system.rb, (2) Win32API.rb, (3) Win32API.so, (4) safe_yaml.rb, (5) safe_yaml/deep.rb, or (6) safe_yaml/deep.so; or (7) operatingsystem.rb, (8) operatingsystem.so, (9) osfamily.rb, or (10) osfamily.so in puppet/confine.

Solution(s)

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-facter

References

  • amazon-linux-upgrade-facter

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