Published 28 days ago
Category: SSL Verification Bypass
Severity: Moderate

Vulnerability in puppet

Previously, Puppet operated on a model that a node with a valid certificate was entitled to all information in the system and that a compromised certificate allowed access to everything in the infrastructure. When a node’s catalog falls back to the default node, the catalog can be retrieved for a different node by modifying facts for the Puppet run. This issue can be mitigated by setting strict_hostname_checking = true in puppet.conf on your Puppet master. Puppet 6.13.0 changes the default behavior for strict_hostname_checking from false to true. It is recommended that Puppet Open Source and Puppet Enterprise users that are not upgrading still set strict_hostname_checking to true to ensure secure behavior.

CVSS Metrics
Access Vector Access Complexity Authentication Confidentiality Impact Integrity Impact Availability Impact
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Patched Versions

~> 5.5.19 >= 6.13.0

Unaffected Versions