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

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 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.

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-software-properties package.

Risk factor :

High

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 62387 ()

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