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CVE-2020-7943 Scanner

Detects 'Information Disclosure' vulnerability in Puppet Enterprise 2018.1.x stream, Puppet Enterprise, Puppet Server, PuppetDB affects v. Puppet Enterprise 2018.1.x stream prior to 2018.1.13, Puppet Enterprise prior to 2019.5.0, Puppet Server prior to 6.9.2 and prior to 5.3.12, PuppetDB prior to 6.9.1 and prior to 5.2.13.


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Single Scan

Single Scan

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Asset Owner

Estimated Time

10 sec

Scan only one




Puppet Enterprise 2018.1.x stream, Puppet Enterprise, Puppet Server, and PuppetDB are IT automation software that helps organizations manage their infrastructure. Puppet Enterprise streamlines the process of deploying, managing, and securing IT infrastructure. Puppet Server is a server that manages Puppet agents, while PuppetDB is a database that stores Puppet infrastructure data. Together, they provide organizations with useful performance and debugging information via their metrics API endpoints.

The CVE-2020-7943 vulnerability was detected in the aforementioned products. This vulnerability allowed sensitive information to be exposed via the metrics API endpoints. Previously, these endpoints were open to the local network, leaving the infrastructure susceptible to attacks.

When exploited, this vulnerability can lead to sensitive information exposure, including hostnames, resource names, titles, function names, and class names. Cybercriminals can use this information to gain unauthorized access, steal data, and launch further attacks against the organization. It is a high-risk vulnerability that can cause tremendous damage if left unaddressed.

By using the pro features of the platform, organizations can easily and quickly learn about vulnerabilities in their digital assets. The platform provides a comprehensive vulnerability assessment of an organization's IT infrastructure, identifies areas of risk, and provides actionable recommendations to mitigate those risks. With its user-friendly interface, organizations can manage their cybersecurity posture effectively. Protecting an organization's infrastructure from vulnerabilities is essential, and with the help of, it can be done with ease.



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