Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : update-manager vulnerabilities (USN-1443-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2013 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2013 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that Update Manager created system state archive
files with incorrect permissions when upgrading releases. A local user
could possibly use this to read repository credentials.

Felix Geyer discovered that the Update Manager Apport hook incorrectly
uploaded certain system state archive files to Launchpad when
reporting bugs. This could possibly result in repository credentials
being included in public bug reports. (CVE-2012-0949).

Solution :

Update the affected update-manager-core package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59186 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0948