Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
It was discovered that APT incorrectly handled the Verify-Host
configuration option. If a remote attacker were able to perform a
man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could potentially be used to steal
repository credentials. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and
USN-1215-1 fixed a vulnerability in APT by disabling the apt-key
net-update option. This update re-enables the option with corrected
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.
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.
Update the affected apt package.
Risk factor :
Low / CVSS Base Score : 2.6