Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : debian-goodies vulnerability (USN-526-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 28131
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionThomas de Grenier de Latour discovered that the checkrestart program included in debian-goodies did not correctly handle shell meta-characters. A local attacker could exploit this to gain the privileges of the user running checkrestart.
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SolutionUpdate the affected debian-goodies package.