Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : kdenetwork vulnerability (USN-1114-1)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

It was discovered that KGet did not properly perform input validation
when processing metalink files. If a user were tricked into opening a
crafted metalink file, a remote attacker could overwrite files via
directory traversal, which could eventually lead to arbitrary code

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 kget package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.8
CVSS Temporal Score : 5.0
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 55072 ()

Bugtraq ID: 40141

CVE ID: CVE-2011-1586

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