|Category:||Ubuntu Local Security Checks|
|Title:||Ubuntu USN-968-1 (base-files)|
|Summary:||Ubuntu USN-968-1 (base-files)|
|Description:||The remote host is missing an update to base-files|
announced via advisory USN-968-1.
It was discovered that the Ubuntu image shipped on some Dell Latitude
2110 systems was accidentally configured to allow unauthenticated package
installations. A remote attacker intercepting network communications or
a malicious archive mirror server could exploit this to trick the user
into installing unsigned packages, resulting in arbitrary code execution
with root privileges.
The problem can be corrected by upgrading your system to the
following package versions:
Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
Risk factor : Critical
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2010-0834|
BugTraq ID: 42280
|Copyright||Copyright (c) 2010 E-Soft Inc. http://www.securityspace.com|
|This is only one of 40605 vulnerability tests in our test suite. Find out more about running a complete security audit.|
To run a free test of this vulnerability against your system, register below.