Micah Anderson uploaded new packages for puppet which fixed the following security problems: CVE-2011-3848=20 Kristian Erik Hermansen reported that an unauthenticated directory traversal could drop any valid X.509 Certificate Signing Request at any location on disk, with the privileges of the Puppet Master application. This was found in the 2.7 series of Puppet, but the underlying vulnerability existed in earlier releases and could be accessed with different hostile inputs. CVE-2011-3870=20 Ricky Zhou discovered a potential local privilege escalation in the ssh_authorized_keys resource and theoretically in the Solaris and AIX providers, where file ownership was given away before it was written, leading to a possibility for a user to overwrite arbitrary files as root, if their authorized_keys file was managed. CVE-2011-3869 An insecure symlink attack could be made against the k5login type which would allow the owner of the home directory to symlink to anything on the system, and have it replaced with the =E2=80=9Ccorrect=E2= =80=9D content of the file, which can lead to a privilege escalation on puppet runs. CVE-2011-3871 A potential local privilege escalation was found in the --edit mode of 'puppet resource' due to a persistant, predictable file name, which can result in editing an arbitrary target file, and thus be be tricked into running that arbitrary file as the invoking user. This command is most commonly run as root, this leads to a potential privilege escalation. For the squeeze-backports distribution the problems have been fixed in version 2.7.1-1~bpo60+3.
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