Ubuntu 9.10 / 10.04 LTS / 10.10 : italc vulnerability (USN-1061-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 65098


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


Stephane Graber discovered that the iTALC private keys shipped with the Edubuntu Live DVD were not correctly regenerated once Edubuntu was installed. If an iTALC client was installed with the vulnerable keys, a remote attacker could gain control of the system. Only systems using keys from the Edubuntu Live DVD were affected.

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 italc-client package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 65098

File Name: ubuntu_USN-1061-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2013/03/09

Modified: 2016/05/27

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 9.3

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:italc-client, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:9.10

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

Patch Publication Date: 2011/02/10

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2011-0724

OSVDB: 73303

USN: 1061-1