Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : apt vulnerability (USN-3156-1)

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

Synopsis :

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

Description :

Jann Horn discovered that APT incorrectly handled InRelease files. If
a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack,
this flaw could potentially be used to install altered packages.

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 apt package.

Risk factor :

High / CVSS Base Score : 7.6
CVSS Temporal Score : 6.3
Public Exploit Available : true

Family: Ubuntu Local Security Checks

Nessus Plugin ID: 95808 ()

Bugtraq ID:

CVE ID: CVE-2016-1252

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