Puppetlabs Puppet up to 3.0.0 improper authentication

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A vulnerability classified as critical was found in Puppetlabs Puppet up to 3.0.0 (Service Management Software). Affected by this vulnerability is an unknown function. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a improper authentication vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-287. When an actor claims to have a given identity, the product does not prove or insufficiently proves that the claim is correct. As an impact it is known to affect confidentiality, integrity, and availability. The summary by CVE is:

Puppet Enterprise before 3.0.1 does not use a session timeout, which makes it easier for attackers to gain privileges by leveraging an unattended workstation.

The weakness was shared 08/20/2013 (Website). The advisory is shared at puppetlabs.com. This vulnerability is known as CVE-2013-4958 since 07/29/2013. An attack has to be approached locally. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. It demands that the victim is doing some kind of user interaction. Neither technical details nor an exploit are publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 70663 (Puppet Enterprise < 3.0.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family CGI abuses. The commercial vulnerability scanner Qualys is able to test this issue with plugin 121389 (Puppet Enterprise Multiple Vulnerabilities).

Upgrading to version 2.8.3 eliminates this vulnerability.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (86491), Tenable (70663), SecurityFocus (BID 61859†) and Vulnerability Center (SBV-43373†).







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Class: Improper authentication
CWE: CWE-287

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Remote: No

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Nessus ID: 70663
Nessus Name: Puppet Enterprise < 3.0.1 Multiple Vulnerabilities
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Upgrade: Puppet 2.8.3


07/29/2013 🔍
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02/24/2014 +188 days 🔍
03/24/2015 +393 days 🔍
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Vendor: puppet.com

Advisory: puppetlabs.com
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CVE: CVE-2013-4958 (🔍)
X-Force: 86491
SecurityFocus: 61859 - Puppet Enterprise Session Handling Local Security Bypass Vulnerability
Vulnerability Center: 43373 - Puppet Labs Puppet Enterprise <3.0.1 Local Privilege Escalation Vulnerability (CVE-2013-4958), Medium


Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 01/04/2022 09:27 PM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (63), 05/21/2017 02:23 PM (4), 01/04/2022 09:27 PM (3)
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