Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 : apt vulnerability (USN-1385-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Simon Ruderich discovered that APT incorrectly handled repositories
that use InRelease files. The default Ubuntu repositories do not use
InRelease files, so this issue only affected third-party repositories.
If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack,
this flaw could potentially be used to install altered packages.

Solution :

Update the affected apt package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58266 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0214