Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : aptdaemon vulnerability (USN-2648-1)

Ubuntu Security Notice (C) 2015-2017 Canonical, Inc. / NASL script (C) 2015-2017 Tenable Network Security, Inc.

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Tavis Ormandy discovered that Aptdeamon incorrectly handled the
simulate dbus method. A local attacker could use this issue to
possibly expose sensitive information, or perform other file access as
the root user.

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 package.

Risk factor :

Medium / CVSS Base Score : 4.9
CVSS Temporal Score : 3.6
Public Exploit Available : false

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 84228 ()

Bugtraq ID: 75221

CVE ID: CVE-2015-1323

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