Executive Summary

NameCVE-2012-1054First vendor Publication2012-05-29
VendorCveLast vendor Modification2012-07-21

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:L/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Cvss Base Score4.4Attack RangeLocal
Cvss Impact Score6.4Attack ComplexityMedium
Cvss Expoit Score3.4AuthenticationNone Required
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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, when managing a user login file with the k5login resource type, allows local users to gain privileges via a symlink attack on .k5login.

Original Source

Url : http://cve.mitre.org/cgi-bin/cvename.cgi?name=CVE-2012-1054

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

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

OVAL Definitions

Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15218
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15218
Title: USN-1372-1 -- Puppet vulnerabilities
Description: puppet: Centralized configuration management Puppet could be made to overwrite files and run programs with administrator privileges.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): USN-1372-1
Version: 5
Platform(s): Ubuntu 11.04
Ubuntu 11.10
Ubuntu 10.04
Ubuntu 10.10
Product(s): Puppet
Definition Synopsis:
Definition Id: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15175
Oval ID: oval:org.mitre.oval:def:15175
Title: DSA-2419-1 puppet -- several
Description: Two vulnerabilities were discovered in Puppet, a centralized configuration management tool. CVE-2012-1053 Puppet runs execs with an unintended group privileges, potentially leading to privilege escalation. CVE-2012-1054 The k5login type writes to untrusted locations, enabling local users to escalate their privileges if the k5login type is used.
Family: unix Class: patch
Reference(s): DSA-2419-1
Version: 5
Platform(s): Debian GNU/Linux 6.0
Debian GNU/kFreeBSD 6.0
Product(s): puppet
Definition Synopsis:

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/12460
OSVDB http://www.osvdb.org/79496
SECUNIA http://secunia.com/advisories/48157
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/73446

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2014-06-14 13:32:28
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2014-02-17 11:08:38
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2013-05-10 22:34:34
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