Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 15.04 : simplestreams regression (USN-2746-2)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 86185
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing one or more security-related patches.
DescriptionUSN-2746-1 fixed a vulnerability in Simple Streams. The update caused a regression preventing MAAS from downloading PXE images. This update fixes the problem.
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It was discovered that Simple Streams did not properly perform gpg verification in some situations. A remote attacker could use this to perform a man-in-the-middle attack and inject malicious content into the stream.
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SolutionUpdate the affected packages.