Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu vulnerability (USN-1561-1)

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 :

Paul Mutton discovered that ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu incorrectly
handled the Twitter feed displayed during system installation. A
remote attacker could use this flaw to inject code into the Twitter
feed and read arbitrary files off the filesystem during system
installation. This flaw has been resolved in the Ubuntu 12.04.1 LTS
installation images by disabling the Twitter feed.

Solution :

Update the affected ubiquity-slideshow-ubuntu package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 6.8

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62039 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0956