Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 8.04 LTS / 8.10 : apt vulnerabilities (USN-762-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2009-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2009-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Alexandre Martani discovered that the APT daily cron script did not
check the return code of the date command. If a machine is configured
for automatic updates and is in a time zone where DST occurs at
midnight, under certain circumstances automatic updates might not be
applied and could become permanently disabled. (CVE-2009-1300)

Michael Casadevall discovered that APT did not properly verify
repositories signed with a revoked or expired key. If a repository
were signed with only an expired or revoked key and the signature was
otherwise valid, APT would consider the repository valid.

Solution :

Update the affected packages.

Risk factor :

Critical / CVSS Base Score : 10.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 37762 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2009-1300