Ubuntu 10.04 LTS / 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : apt vulnerabilities (USN-2348-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 77726


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


It was discovered that APT did not re-verify downloaded files when the If-Modified-Since wasn't met. (CVE-2014-0487)

It was discovered that APT did not invalidate repository data when it switched from an unauthenticated to an authenticated state.

It was discovered that the APT Acquire::GzipIndexes option caused APT to skip checksum validation. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS, and was not enabled by default.

It was discovered that APT did not correctly validate signatures when downloading source packages using the download command. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 12.04 LTS and Ubuntu 14.04 LTS. (CVE-2014-0490).

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 apt package.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 77726

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2348-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 1.3 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2014/09/17

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High


Base Score: 7.5

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

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:apt, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:10.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2014/09/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2014-0487, CVE-2014-0488, CVE-2014-0489, CVE-2014-0490

USN: 2348-1