Privilege Escalation

Affecting puppet gem, versions <5.3.7 || >=5.4.0, <5.5.2

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Overview

puppet is a Server automation framework and application.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to DLL preloading attacks which could lead to a privilege escalation.

Remediation

Upgrade puppet to versions 5.3.7, 5.5.2 or higher.

References

CVSS Score

7.8
high severity
  • Attack Vector
    Local
  • Attack Complexity
    Low
  • Privileges Required
    None
  • User Interaction
    Required
  • Scope
    Unchanged
  • Confidentiality
    High
  • Integrity
    High
  • Availability
    High
CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:H/I:H/A:H
Credit
Unknown
CVE
CVE-2018-6514
CWE
CWE-264
Snyk ID
SNYK-RUBY-PUPPET-22029
Disclosed
07 Jun, 2018
Published
17 Jun, 2018