Ubuntu 8.04 LTS / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : apt vulnerabilities (USN-1215-1)

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 the apt-key utility incorrectly verified GPG
keys when downloaded via the net-update option. If a remote attacker
were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could
potentially be used to install altered packages. This update corrects
the issue by disabling the net-update option completely. A future
update will re-enable the option with corrected verification.

Solution :

Update the affected apt package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56281 ()

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