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mcollective -- cert valication issue

Affected packages
mcollective < 2.5.3


VuXML ID ecea9e92-0be5-4931-88da-8772d044972a
Discovery 2014-07-09
Entry 2014-07-21

Melissa Stone reports:

The MCollective aes_security public key plugin does not correctly validate certs against the CA. By exploiting this vulnerability within a race/initialization window, an attacker with local access could initiate an unauthorized MCollective client connection with a server, and thus control the mcollective plugins running on that server. This vulnerability requires a collective be configured to use the aes_security plugin. Puppet Enterprise and open source MCollective are not configured to use the plugin and are not vulnerable by default.


CVE Name CVE-2014-3251