Ubuntu 10.10 : aptdaemon vulnerability (USN-1068-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 52069


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


Sergey 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.

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 aptdaemon, python-aptdaemon and / or python-aptdaemon-gtk packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 52069

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1068-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/02/23

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:aptdaemon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-aptdaemon, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-aptdaemon-gtk, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/22

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0725

OSVDB: 72542

USN: 1068-1