Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : AppArmor update (USN-1676-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 63317


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


Dan Rosenberg discovered that the example AppArmor profile for chromium-browser could be escaped by calling xdg-settings with a crafted environment.

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 apparmor-profiles package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 63317

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1676-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.4 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2012/12/20

Modified: 2016/05/25

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apparmor-profiles, 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: 2012/12/19

Reference Information

OSVDB: 88666, 88667

USN: 1676-1