Ubuntu 6.06 LTS / 6.10 / 7.04 : debian-goodies vulnerability (USN-526-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 28131


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


Thomas 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.

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.


Update the affected debian-goodies package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 28131

File Name: ubuntu_USN-526-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.13 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2007/11/10

Modified: 2016/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.2

Vector: CVSS2#AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:C/I:C/A:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:debian-goodies, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.06:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:6.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04

Required KB Items: Host/cpu, Host/Ubuntu, Host/Ubuntu/release, Host/Debian/dpkg-l

Patch Publication Date: 2007/10/04

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2007-3912

OSVDB: 40483

USN: 526-1

CWE: 20, 264