Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.
The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
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.
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 python-software-properties package.
Risk factor :
Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : true