Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 : commons-daemon vulnerability (USN-1298-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57271
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionWilfried Weissmann discovered that Apache Commons Daemon incorrectly dropped capabilities after starting. A remote attacker could possibly use this flaw to read certain files, bypassing the intended permissions.
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SolutionUpdate the affected libcommons-daemon-java package.