[SECURITY] Fedora 17 Update: puppet-2.7.13-1.fc17

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Fedora Update Notification
2012-04-26 19:20:08

Name        : puppet
Product     : Fedora 17
Version     : 2.7.13
Release     : 1.fc17
URL         : http://puppetlabs.com
Summary     : A network tool for managing many disparate systems
Description :
Puppet lets you centrally manage every important aspect of your system using a
cross-platform specification language that manages all the separate elements
normally aggregated in different files, like users, cron jobs, and hosts,
along with obviously discrete elements like packages, services, and files.

Update Information:

With Fedora 17 using ruby-1.9.3, an update to puppet-2.7, which has improved support for ruby-1.9, is required.  Note that ruby-1.9 is not fully supported in the puppet-2.7 series.  Where possible, patches from the next upstream release branch will be backported to improve ruby-1.9 compatibility.

Also note that there will likely be issues when connecting to a puppet-2.6 master.  This is unavoidable for the moment.  Normally all Fedora and EPEL branches are kept in sync to avoid this problem.  At this time, a decision to move all branches to 2.7 has not been made.

This update obsoletes puppet-2.6.16, which fixed several security issues recently found in puppet related to filebucket functionality.  For full details, refer to the upstream release notes:


  [ 1 ] Bug #810069 - CVE-2012-1986 puppet: Filebucket arbitrary file read
  [ 2 ] Bug #810070 - CVE-2012-1987 puppet: Filebucket denial of service
  [ 3 ] Bug #810071 - CVE-2012-1988 puppet: Filebucket arbitrary code execution

This update can be installed with the "yum" update program.  Use 
su -c 'yum update puppet' at the command line.
For more information, refer to "Managing Software with yum",
available at http://docs.fedoraproject.org/yum/.

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