Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : kdenetwork vulnerability (USN-1114-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55072


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


It was discovered that KGet did not properly perform input validation when processing metalink files. If a user were tricked into opening a crafted metalink file, a remote attacker could overwrite files via directory traversal, which could eventually lead to arbitrary code execution.

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 kget package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55072

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1114-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.7 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/06/13

Modified: 2016/05/26

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5.8

Temporal Score: 5

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:ND/RL:OF/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:kget, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Exploit Available: true

Exploit Ease: Exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/04/18

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-1586

BID: 40141

OSVDB: 74943

USN: 1114-1