Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : python-dbusmock vulnerability (USN-2618-1)

High Nessus Plugin ID 83780


The remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.


It was discovered that python-dbusmock incorrectly handled template loading from shared directories. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

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 python-dbusmock and / or python3-dbusmock packages.

Plugin Details

Severity: High

ID: 83780

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2618-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.2 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/05/22

Modified: 2016/05/24

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: High

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python-dbusmock, p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:python3-dbusmock, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.04, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:14.10, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:15.04

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

Patch Publication Date: 2015/05/21

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1326

USN: 2618-1