Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : aptdaemon vulnerability (USN-1666-1)

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 Aptdaemon 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 aptdaemon package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63286 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0962