Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS : apt vulnerability (USN-2370-1)
Low Nessus Plugin ID 78106
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionGuillem Jover discovered that APT incorrectly created a temporary file when handling the changelog command. A local attacker could use this issue to overwrite arbitrary files. In the default installation of Ubuntu, this should be prevented by the kernel link restrictions.
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SolutionUpdate the affected apt package.