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CVE-2012-0950

Status Candidate

Overview

The Apport hook (DistUpgradeApport.py) in Update Manager, as used by Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 11.10, and 11.04, uploads the /var/log/dist-upgrade directory when reporting bugs to Launchpad, which allows remote attackers to read repository credentials by viewing a public bug report. NOTE: this vulnerability exists because of an incomplete fix for CVE-2012-0949.

Related Files

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
SHA-256 | ca40d4ffaa1111eb7d818c773ab0a8c8febe32747e3c27eb46c7448579d6d480
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