ALAS-2014-456


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2014-456
Advisory Release Date: 2014-12-08 13:15 Pacific
Severity: Medium
References: CVE-2014-3248 

Issue Overview:

Untrusted search path vulnerability in Puppet Enterprise 2.8 before 2.8.7, Puppet before 2.7.26 and 3.x before 3.6.2, Facter 1.6.x and 2.x before 2.0.2, Hiera before 1.3.4, and Mcollective before 2.5.2, when running with Ruby 1.9.1 or earlier, allows local users to gain privileges via a Trojan horse file in the current working directory, as demonstrated using (1) rubygems/defaults/operating_system.rb, (2) Win32API.rb, (3) Win32API.so, (4) safe_yaml.rb, (5) safe_yaml/deep.rb, or (6) safe_yaml/deep.so; or (7) operatingsystem.rb, (8) operatingsystem.so, (9) osfamily.rb, or (10) osfamily.so in puppet/confine.


Affected Packages:

facter


Issue Correction:
Run yum update facter to update your system.

New Packages:
noarch:
    facter-1.6.18-7.25.amzn1.noarch

src:
    facter-1.6.18-7.25.amzn1.src