Ubuntu 7.04 / 7.10 : apt-listchanges vulnerability (USN-572-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 30043


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


Felipe Sateler discovered that apt-listchanges did not use safe paths when importing additional Python libraries. A local attacker could exploit this and execute arbitrary commands as the user running apt-listchanges.

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Update the affected apt-listchanges package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 30043

File Name: ubuntu_USN-572-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.11 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2008/01/21

Modified: 2016/05/27

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:apt-listchanges, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:7.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2008/01/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2008-0302

USN: 572-1

CWE: 94