Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 : aptdaemon vulnerability (USN-1414-1)

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 :

It was discovered that Aptdaemon incorrectly handled installing
packages without performing a transaction simulation. An attacker
could possibly use this flaw 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.

Solution :

Update the affected python-aptdaemon package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 58578 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0944