Ubuntu 7.04 / 7.10 : apt-listchanges vulnerability (USN-572-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Felipe Sateler discovered that apt-listchanges did not use safe paths
when importing additional Python libraries. A local attacker could
exploit this and execute arbitrary commands as the user running
apt-listchanges.

Solution :

Update the affected apt-listchanges package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2
(CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 30043 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2008-0302