Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 : commons-daemon vulnerability (USN-1298-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Wilfried Weissmann discovered that Apache Commons Daemon incorrectly
dropped capabilities after starting. A remote attacker could possibly
use this flaw to read certain files, bypassing the intended

Solution :

Update the affected libcommons-daemon-java package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.3
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57271 ()

Bugtraq ID: 49143

CVE ID: CVE-2011-2729