Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : kdenetwork vulnerability (USN-1114-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.


Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that KGet did not properly perform input validation
when processing metalink files. If a user were tricked into opening a
crafted metalink file, a remote attacker could overwrite files via
directory traversal, which could eventually lead to arbitrary code
execution.

Solution :

Update the affected kget package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.8
(CVSS2#E:F/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55072 ()

Bugtraq ID: 40141

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1586