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Improper Privilege Management


Severity Medium
Score 6.5/10


In previous versions of Puppet Agent it was possible for the agent to retrieve facts from an environment that it was not classified to retrieve from. This was resolved in Puppet Agent 5.3.4, included in Puppet Enterprise 2017.3.4

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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