Ubuntu 12.04 LTS / 14.04 LTS / 14.10 / 15.04 : aptdaemon vulnerability (USN-2648-1)

Medium Nessus Plugin ID 84228


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


Tavis Ormandy discovered that Aptdeamon incorrectly handled the simulate dbus method. A local attacker could use this issue to possibly expose sensitive information, or perform other file access as the root user.

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 aptdaemon package.

Plugin Details

Severity: Medium

ID: 84228

File Name: ubuntu_USN-2648-1.nasl

Version: $Revision: 2.6 $

Type: local

Agent: unix

Published: 2015/06/17

Modified: 2018/01/30

Dependencies: 12634

Risk Information

Risk Factor: Medium


Base Score: 4.9

Temporal Score: 3.6

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

Temporal Vector: CVSS2#E:U/RL:OF/RC:C


Base Score: 5.5

Temporal Score: 4.8

Vector: CVSS:3.0/AV:L/AC:L/PR:L/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:N

Temporal Vector: CVSS:3.0/E:U/RL:O/RC:C

Vulnerability Information

CPE: p-cpe:/a:canonical:ubuntu_linux:aptdaemon, cpe:/o:canonical:ubuntu_linux:12.04:-:lts, 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

Exploit Available: false

Exploit Ease: No known exploits are available

Patch Publication Date: 2015/06/16

Reference Information

CVE: CVE-2015-1323

BID: 75221

OSVDB: 123360

USN: 2648-1