Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : geoip vulnerability (USN-412-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Dean Gaudet discovered that the GeoIP update tool did not validate the
filename responses from the update server. A malicious server, or
man-in-the-middle system posing as a server, could write to arbitrary
files with user privileges.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

Solution :

Update the affected geoip-bin, libgeoip-dev and / or libgeoip1

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.4
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.5
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28001 ()

Bugtraq ID: 21959

CVE ID: CVE-2007-0159

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