Debian Security Advisory DSA 2761-1 (puppet - several vulnerabilities)

Published: 2013-09-18 22:00:00
CVE Author: NIST National Vulnerability Database

CVSS Base Vector:

Affected Versions:
puppet on Debian Linux

For the stable distribution (wheezy), these problems have been fixed in version 2.7.23-1~deb7u1. For the testing distribution (jessie) and the unstable distribution (sid), these problems have been fixed in version 3.2.4-1. We recommend that you upgrade your puppet Linux Distribution Packages.

Several vulnerabilities were discovered in puppet, a centralized configuration management system. The Common Vulnerabilities and Exposures project identifies the following problems: CVE-2013-4761The resource_type service (disabled by default) could be used to make puppet load arbitrary Ruby code from puppet master's file system. CVE-2013-4956 Modules installed with the Puppet Module Tool might be installed with weak permissions, possibly allowing local users to read or modify them. The stable distribution (wheezy) has been updated to version 2.7.33 of puppet. This version includes the patches for all the previous DSAs related to puppet in wheezy. In this version, the puppet report format is now correctly reported as version 3. It is to be expected that future DSAs for puppet update to a newer, bug fix-only, release of the 2.7 branch. The oldstable distribution (squeeze) has not been updated for this advisory: as of this time there is no fix for CVE-2013-4761 and the Linux Distribution Package is not affected by CVE-2013-4956 .

Detection Method:
This check tests the installed software version using the apt Linux Distribution Package manager.

Detection Type:
Linux Distribution Package

Solution Type:
Vendor Patch

NIST (National Institute of Standards and Technology) NVD (National Vulnerability Database)


CVSS Score
Debian Local Security Checks

Free Vulnerability Scanning, Assessment and Management

Mageni's Platform is packed with all the features you need to scan, assess and manage vulnerabilities like this - it is free, open source, lightning fast, reliable and scalable.


Frequently Asked Questions

No, you can scan concurrently as many assets as you want. Please note that you must be aware of the hardware requeriments of the platform to ensure a good performance.

No, you can add as many assest as you want. It doesn't matters if you have millions of assets, we won't charge you for that.

No. The software is completely free. We have no intention to charge you to use the software, in fact - it completely goes against our beliefs and business model.

A vulnerability is defined in the ISO 27002 standard as “A weakness of an asset or group of assets that can be exploited by one or more threats” (International Organization for Standardization, 2005)

We generate revenue by providing support and other services for customers that require a subscription so they get guaranteed support and enterprise services. To use Mageni's Platform is completely free, with no limits at all.

Yes. Mageni understands that there are professionals and businesses that need commercial support so Mageni provides an active support subscription with everything needed to run Mageni's Platform reliably and securely. More than software, it's access to security experts, knowledge resources, security updates, and support tools you can't get anywhere else. The subscription includes:

  • Ongoing delivery
    • Patches
    • Bug fixes
    • Updates
    • Upgrades
  • Technical support
    • 24/7 availability
    • Unlimited Incidents
    • Specialty-based routing
    • Multi-Channel
  • Commitments
    • Software certifications
    • Software assurance
    • SLA

No, we don't store the information of your vulnerabilities in our servers.

Vulnerability management is the process in which vulnerabilities in IT are identified and the risks of these vulnerabilities are evaluated. This evaluation leads to correcting the vulnerabilities and removing the risk or a formal risk acceptance by the management of an organization. The term vulnerability management is often confused with vulnerability scanning. Despite the fact both are related, there is an important difference between the two. Vulnerability scanning consists of using a computer program to identify vulnerabilities in networks, computer infrastructure or applications. Vulnerability management is the process surrounding vulnerability scanning, also taking into account other aspects such as risk acceptance, remediation etc. Source: "Implementing a Vulnerability Management Process". SANS Institute.

I am ready to start scanning for vulnerabilities