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Ubuntu base-files Dell Latitude 2110 Unauthenticated Package Installation

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Release Date:  2010-08-06    Views:  2,638

Secunia Advisory SA40889

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Security Bypass, System access

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Canonical has acknowledged a vulnerability in Ubuntu, which can be exploited by malicious people to bypass certain security features.

The vulnerability is caused due to the Ubuntu image shipped with Dell Latitude 2110 systems being configured to allow package installations without properly authenticating the package. This can be exploited to e.g. execute arbitrary code with root privileges by modifying packages via Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks or by compromising an Ubuntu archive mirror.


Solution:
Apply updated packages.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
Reported by the vendor.

Original Advisory:
USN-968-1:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-968-1

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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