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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2008-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2008-2016 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.

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 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