Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 / 11.10 : software-properties vulnerability (USN-1352-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

David Black discovered that Software Properties incorrectly validated
server certificates when performing secure connections to download PPA
GPG key fingerprints. If a remote attacker were able to perform a
man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to install
altered package repository GPG keys.

Solution :

Update the affected python-software-properties package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 57763 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-4407