Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : update-manager vulnerabilities (USN-1443-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59186


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


It was discovered that Update Manager created system state archive files with incorrect permissions when upgrading releases. A local user could possibly use this to read repository credentials.

Felix Geyer discovered that the Update Manager Apport hook incorrectly uploaded certain system state archive files to Launchpad when reporting bugs. This could possibly result in repository credentials being included in public bug reports. (CVE-2012-0949).

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 update-manager-core package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 59186

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1443-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/05/18

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:update-manager-core, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:11.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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

Patch Publication Date: 2012/05/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0948, CVE-2012-0949

USN: 1443-1