Ubuntu 5.10 / 6.06 LTS / 6.10 : geoip vulnerability (USN-412-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 28001
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionDean Gaudet discovered that the GeoIP update tool did not validate the filename responses from the update server. A malicious server, or man-in-the-middle system posing as a server, could write to arbitrary files with user privileges.
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SolutionUpdate the affected geoip-bin, libgeoip-dev and / or libgeoip1 packages.