ALAS-2017-849


Amazon Linux AMI Security Advisory: ALAS-2017-849
Advisory Release Date: 2017-06-22 22:57 Pacific
Severity: Important
References: CVE-2017-2295 

Issue Overview:

Unsafe YAML deserialization:
Versions of Puppet prior to 4.10.1 will deserialize data off the wire (from the agent to the server, in this case) with a attacker-specified format. This could be used to force YAML deserialization in an unsafe manner, which would lead to remote code execution. This change constrains the format of data on the wire to PSON or safely decoded YAML. (CVE-2017-2295 )


Affected Packages:

puppet3


Issue Correction:
Run yum update puppet3 to update your system.

New Packages:
noarch:
    puppet3-3.7.4-1.13.amzn1.noarch
    puppet3-server-3.7.4-1.13.amzn1.noarch

src:
    puppet3-3.7.4-1.13.amzn1.src