Ubuntu 11.04 / 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : update-manager vulnerabilities (USN-1443-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 59186
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionIt 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.
SolutionUpdate the affected update-manager-core package.