Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : aptdaemon vulnerability (USN-1666-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 63286


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


It was discovered that Aptdaemon incorrectly validated PPA GPG keys when importing from a keyserver. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to install altered package repository GPG keys.

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 aptdaemon package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 63286

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1666-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.5 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/12/18

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:aptdaemon, 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: 2012/12/17

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2012-0962

OSVDB: 88489

USN: 1666-1