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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.59214
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu USN-526-1 (debian-goodies)
Summary:Ubuntu USN-526-1 (debian-goodies)
Description:
The remote host is missing an update to debian-goodies
announced via advisory USN-526-1.

A security issue affects the following Ubuntu releases:

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS
Ubuntu 6.10
Ubuntu 7.04

This advisory also applies to the corresponding versions of
Kubuntu, Edubuntu, and Xubuntu.

Details follow:

Thomas de Grenier de Latour discovered that the checkrestart program included
in debian-goodies did not correctly handle shell meta-characters. A local
attacker could exploit this to gain the privileges of the user running
checkrestart.

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

Ubuntu 6.06 LTS:
debian-goodies 0.23ubuntu0.6.06.1

Ubuntu 6.10:
debian-goodies 0.23ubuntu0.6.10.1

Ubuntu 7.04:
debian-goodies 0.27ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to affect the
necessary changes.

http://www.securityspace.com/smysecure/catid.html?in=USN-526-1

Risk factor : High
Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2007-3912
Debian Security Information: DSA-1527 (Google Search)
http://www.debian.org/security/2008/dsa-1527
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-526-1
BugTraq ID: 25569
http://www.securityfocus.com/bid/25569
http://osvdb.org/40483
http://secunia.com/advisories/26675
http://secunia.com/advisories/27079
XForce ISS Database: debian-checkrestart-privilege-escalation(36475)
http://xforce.iss.net/xforce/xfdb/36475
CopyrightCopyright (c) 2007 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com

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