Puppetlabs Puppet up to 3.0.0 credentials management

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A vulnerability has been found in Puppetlabs Puppet up to 3.0.0 (Service Management Software) and classified as problematic. This vulnerability affects an unknown part. The manipulation with an unknown input leads to a credentials management vulnerability. The CWE definition for the vulnerability is CWE-255. As an impact it is known to affect integrity, and availability. CVE summarizes:

The reset password page in Puppet Enterprise before 3.0.1 does not force entry of the current password, which allows attackers to modify user passwords by leveraging session hijacking, an unattended workstation, or other vectors.

The weakness was disclosed 08/20/2013 (Website). The advisory is shared for download at puppetlabs.com. This vulnerability was named CVE-2013-4962 since 07/29/2013. The attack can be initiated remotely. No form of authentication is required for a successful exploitation. Successful exploitation requires user interaction by the victim. There are neither technical details nor an exploit publicly available. The MITRE ATT&CK project declares the attack technique as T1552.

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 (86488) and Tenable (70663). The entries 66665, 64734, 64733 and 64731 are pretty similar.







CPE 2.3info

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Class: Credentials management
CWE: CWE-255
ATT&CK: T1552

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Remote: Yes

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Status: Not defined

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


07/29/2013 🔍
08/15/2013 +17 days 🔍
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02/24/2014 +188 days 🔍
03/24/2015 +393 days 🔍
01/04/2022 +2478 days 🔍


Vendor: puppet.com

Advisory: puppetlabs.com
Status: Not defined
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CVE: CVE-2013-4962 (🔍)
X-Force: 86488
Vulnerability Center: 43376 - Puppet Labs Puppet Enterprise <3.0.1 Remote Security Bypass Vulnerability (CVE-2013-4962), Medium
SecurityFocus: 61861 - Puppet CVE-2013-4962 Security Bypass Vulnerability

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Created: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM
Updated: 01/04/2022 10:00 PM
Changes: 03/24/2015 03:54 PM (63), 05/21/2017 02:24 PM (4), 01/04/2022 10:00 PM (3)
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