Ubuntu 7.04 / 7.10 : apt-listchanges vulnerability (USN-572-1)
High Nessus Plugin ID 30043
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionFelipe 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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SolutionUpdate the affected apt-listchanges package.