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

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 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.

Solution :

Update the affected aptdaemon package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.3

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 63286 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0962