Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : software-properties vulnerability (USN-1588-1)

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 the apt-add-repository tool incorrectly
validated PPA GPG keys when importing from a keyserver. If a remote
attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw
could be exploited to install altered package repository GPG keys.

Solution :

Update the affected python-software-properties package.

Risk factor :


Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62387 ()

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