Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : update-manager vulnerability (USN-1443-2)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2012-2016 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2012-2016 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

USN-1443-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Update Manager. The fix for
CVE-2012-0949 was discovered to be incomplete. This update fixes the

Felix Geyer discovered that the Update Manager Apport hook incorrectly
uploaded certain system state archive files to Launchpad when
reporting bugs. This could possibly result in repository credentials
being included in public bug reports. (CVE-2012-0949).

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 update-manager-core package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 5.0
CVSS Temporal Score : 4.1
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 59364 ()

Bugtraq ID: 53605

CVE ID: CVE-2012-0949

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