Ubuntu 12.04 LTS : xdiagnose update (USN-1591-1)

Low Nessus Plugin ID 62409


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


Alec Warner discovered that xdiagnose improperly handled temporary files in welcome.py when creating user-initiated archive files. While failsafeX does not use the vulnerable code, this update removes this functionality to protect any 3rd party applications which import the vulnerable code. In the default Ubuntu installation, this should be prevented by the Yama link restrictions.

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 xdiagnose package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Low

ID: 62409

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1591-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/10/03

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Low


Base Score: 3.3

Temporal Score: 2.7

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

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:xdiagnose, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts

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: 2012/10/02

Reference Information

BID: 55912

OSVDB: 85882

USN: 1591-1