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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
13 February 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Denial of Service -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-10689
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3567-1
12th February, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Puppet could be made to crash or run programs.
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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