Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS : base-files vulnerability (USN-968-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2010-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2010-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that the Ubuntu image shipped on some Dell Latitude
2110 systems was accidentally configured to allow unauthenticated
package installations. A remote attacker intercepting network
communications or a malicious archive mirror server could exploit this
to trick the user into installing unsigned packages, resulting in
arbitrary code execution with root privileges.

Solution :

Update the affected base-files package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 9.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 48261 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2010-0834