Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 12.10 / 13.04 : software-properties vulnerability (USN-1960-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2013-2014 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2013-2014 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.

Description :

It was discovered that Software Properties was using polkit in an
unsafe manner. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to
bypass intended polkit authorizations.

Solution :

Update the affected software-properties-common package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.4
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 69978 ()

Bugtraq ID: 62504

CVE ID: CVE-2013-1061