Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 : commons-daemon vulnerability (USN-1298-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 57271


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


Wilfried 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.

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 libcommons-daemon-java package.

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Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 57271

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1298-1.nasl

Version: 1.10

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2011/12/13

Updated: 2018/12/01

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium

CVSS v2.0

Base Score: 5

Temporal Score: 3.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:libcommons-daemon-java, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10

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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2011/12/12

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-2729

BID: 49143

USN: 1298-1