Ubuntu 10.10 : aptdaemon vulnerability (USN-1068-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2011-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2011-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related

Description :

Sergey Nizovtsev discovered that Aptdaemon incorrectly filtered
certain arguments when using its D-Bus interface. A local attacker
could use this flaw to bypass security restrictions and view sensitive
information by reading arbitrary files.

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, python-aptdaemon and / or
python-aptdaemon-gtk packages.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 52069 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2011-0725

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