Executive Summary

NameCVE-2012-1053First vendor Publication2012-05-29
VendorCveLast vendor Modification2013-04-18

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)
Cvss Base Score6.9Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score10Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score3.4AuthenticationNone Required
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The change_user method in the SUIDManager (lib/puppet/util/suidmanager.rb) in Puppet 2.6.x before 2.6.14 and 2.7.x before 2.7.11, and Puppet Enterprise (PE) Users 1.0, 1.1, 1.2.x, 2.0.x before 2.0.3 does not properly manage group privileges, which allows local users to gain privileges via vectors related to (1) the change_user not dropping supplementary groups in certain conditions, (2) changes to the eguid without associated changes to the egid, or (3) the addition of the real gid to supplementary groups.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-1053

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

100 %CWE-264Permissions, Privileges, and Access Controls

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration


OpenVAS Exploits

2012-08-30Name : Fedora Update for puppet FEDORA-2012-2325
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_2325_puppet_fc17.nasl
2012-07-30Name : Fedora Update for puppet FEDORA-2012-10897
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_10897_puppet_fc16.nasl
2012-04-30Name : Fedora Update for puppet FEDORA-2012-5999
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_5999_puppet_fc16.nasl
2012-04-30Name : Fedora Update for puppet FEDORA-2012-6055
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_6055_puppet_fc15.nasl
2012-04-02Name : Fedora Update for puppet FEDORA-2012-2415
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_2415_puppet_fc16.nasl
2012-03-12Name : Fedora Update for puppet FEDORA-2012-2367
File : nvt/gb_fedora_2012_2367_puppet_fc15.nasl
2012-03-12Name : Gentoo Security Advisory GLSA 201203-03 (puppet)
File : nvt/glsa_201203_03.nasl
2012-03-12Name : Debian Security Advisory DSA 2419-1 (puppet)
File : nvt/deb_2419_1.nasl
2012-03-09Name : Ubuntu Update for puppet USN-1372-1
File : nvt/gb_ubuntu_USN_1372_1.nasl

Nessus® Vulnerability Scanner

2014-06-13Name : The remote openSUSE host is missing a security update.
File : openSUSE-2012-369.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2013-09-04Name : The remote Amazon Linux AMI host is missing a security update.
File : ala_ALAS-2012-53.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-03-12Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2012-2325.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-03-12Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2012-2367.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-03-12Name : The remote Fedora host is missing a security update.
File : fedora_2012-2415.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-03-06Name : The remote Gentoo host is missing one or more security-related patches.
File : gentoo_GLSA-201203-03.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-03-05Name : The remote SuSE 11 host is missing one or more security updates.
File : suse_11_puppet-120224.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-02-28Name : The remote Debian host is missing a security-related update.
File : debian_DSA-2419.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO
2012-02-24Name : The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
File : ubuntu_USN-1372-1.nasl - Type : ACT_GATHER_INFO

Sources (Detail)

BID http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/52158
CONFIRM http://projects.puppetlabs.com/projects/1/wiki/Release_Notes#2.6.14
DEBIAN http://www.debian.org/security/2012/dsa-2419
MISC http://projects.puppetlabs.com/issues/12457
SUSE http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-security-announce/2012-03/msg00003.html
UBUNTU http://ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1372-1
XF http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/73445

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