Ubuntu 10.10 : aptdaemon vulnerability (USN-1068-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 52069
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionSergey Nizovtsev discovered that Aptdaemon incorrectly filtered certain arguments when using its D-Bus interface. A local attacker could use this flaw to bypass security restrictions and view sensitive information by reading arbitrary files.
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SolutionUpdate the affected aptdaemon, python-aptdaemon and / or python-aptdaemon-gtk packages.