Privilege Escalation

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

high severity

Overview

puppet is a Server automation framework and application.

Affected versions of this package are vulnerable to Privilege Escalation. An unprivileged user on Windows agents could write custom facts that can escalate privileges on the next puppet run.

Remediation

Upgrade puppet to versions 5.3.7, 5.5.2 or higher.

References

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Credit
Unknown
CVE
CVE-2018-6513
CWE
CWE-264
Snyk ID
SNYK-RUBY-PUPPET-22030
Disclosed
07 Jun, 2018
Published
17 Jun, 2018