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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1443-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1443-2
Posted Jun 5, 2012
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 1443-2 - USN-1443-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Update Manager. The fix for CVE-2012-0949 was discovered to be incomplete. This update fixes the problem. Felix Geyer discovered that the Update Manager Apport hook incorrectly uploaded certain system state archive files to Launchpad when reporting bugs. This could possibly result in repository credentials being included in public bug reports. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2012-0949, CVE-2012-0950
MD5 | 8ae98bbc27bd4b8c402be1d6195ad783

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1443-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1443-2
June 04, 2012

update-manager vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04

Summary:

Update Manager could expose sensitive information in certain circumstances.

Software Description:
- update-manager: GNOME application that manages apt updates

Details:

USN-1443-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Update Manager. The fix for
CVE-2012-0949 was discovered to be incomplete. This update fixes the
problem.

Original advisory details:

Felix Geyer discovered that the Update Manager Apport hook incorrectly
uploaded certain system state archive files to Launchpad when reporting
bugs. This could possibly result in repository credentials being included
in public bug reports. (CVE-2012-0949)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
update-manager-core 1:0.156.14.5

Ubuntu 11.10:
update-manager-core 1:0.152.25.12

Ubuntu 11.04:
update-manager-core 1:0.150.5.4

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1443-2
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1443-1
CVE-2012-0950

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/1:0.156.14.5
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/1:0.152.25.12
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/1:0.150.5.4
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