Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : debian-goodies vulnerability (USN-526-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

Thomas de Grenier de Latour discovered that the checkrestart program
included in debian-goodies did not correctly handle shell
meta-characters. A local attacker could exploit this to gain the
privileges of the user running checkrestart.

Solution :

Update the affected debian-goodies package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28131 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3912