Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : debian-goodies vulnerability (USN-526-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2007-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2007-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Thomas de Grenier de Latour discovered that the checkrestart program
included in debian-goodies did not correctly handle shell
meta-characters. A local attacker could exploit this to gain the
privileges of the user running checkrestart.

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 debian-goodies package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.2

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 28131 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2007-3912

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