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

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 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.

Note that Tenable Network Security has extracted the preceding
description block directly from the Ubuntu security advisory. Tenable
has attempted to automatically clean and format it as much as possible
without introducing additional issues.

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

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