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Improper Privilege Management


Severity Medium
Score 5.5/10


In versions of Puppet Agent prior to 4.10.10 and 5.3.x prior to 5.3.4, it was possible to install a module with world writable permissions.

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CWE-269 - Improper Privilege Management

An effective privilege management infrastructure provides valid users with required access and privileges across heterogeneous technology environments. An application with a faulty privilege management infrastructure allows higher than authorized privileges or enables privilege escalation. This can lead to security incidents such as system infiltration, data breach, and complete system takeover.

Advisory Timeline

  • Published