Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 10.10 / 11.04 : apturl vulnerability (USN-1132-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 55093


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


It was discovered that apturl incorrectly handled certain long URLs.
If a user were tricked into opening a very long URL, an attacker could cause their desktop session to crash, leading to a denial of service.

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 apturl-common package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 55093

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1132-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.8 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/06/13

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apturl-common, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04

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: 2011/05/16

Reference Information

BID: 47885

USN: 1132-1