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

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 Update Manager created system state archive
files with incorrect permissions when upgrading releases. A local user
could possibly use this to read repository credentials.
(CVE-2012-0948)

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).

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 update-manager-core package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59186 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0948
CVE-2012-0949