Ubuntu 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : software-center vulnerability (USN-1270-1)

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 :

David B. discovered that Software Center incorrectly validated server
certificates when performing secure connections. If a remote attacker
were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be
exploited to view sensitive information or install altered packages
and repositories.

Solution :

Update the affected software-center package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 56912 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-3150