Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 13.10 / 14.04 : apt vulnerability (USN-2246-1)

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


Synopsis :

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

Description :

Jakub Wilk discovered that APT did not correctly validate signatures
when downloading source packages. If a remote attacker were able to
perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could potentially be
used to install altered source packages.

Solution :

Update the affected apt package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.0
(CVSS2#AV:N/AC:H/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:P)
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.5
(CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C)
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 76108 ()

Bugtraq ID: 68034

CVE ID: CVE-2014-0478