The Puppet Communications Protocol (PCP) Broker incorrectly validates message header sizes. An attacker could use this to crash the PCP Broker, preventing commands from being sent to agents. This is resolved in Puppet Enterprise 2016.4.3 and 2016.5.2.
Published 2017-02-08 22:59:01
Updated 2019-07-10 15:40:36
Source Perforce
View at NVD,   CVE.org
Vulnerability category: Input validation

Exploit prediction scoring system (EPSS) score for CVE-2016-9686

0.11%
Probability of exploitation activity in the next 30 days EPSS Score History
~ 42 %
Percentile, the proportion of vulnerabilities that are scored at or less

CVSS scores for CVE-2016-9686

Base Score Base Severity CVSS Vector Exploitability Score Impact Score Score Source First Seen
5.0
MEDIUM AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:N/A:P
10.0
2.9
NIST
5.3
MEDIUM CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:L
3.9
1.4
NIST

CWE ids for CVE-2016-9686

  • The product receives input or data, but it does not validate or incorrectly validates that the input has the properties that are required to process the data safely and correctly.
    Assigned by: nvd@nist.gov (Primary)

References for CVE-2016-9686

Products affected by CVE-2016-9686

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