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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.844612
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu: Security Advisory for packagekit (USN-4538-1)
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'packagekit'; package(s) announced via the USN-4538-1 advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'packagekit'
package(s) announced via the USN-4538-1 advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
Vaisha Bernard discovered that PackageKit incorrectly handled certain
methods. A local attacker could use this issue to learn the MIME type of
any file on the system. (CVE-2020-16121)

Sami Niemimäki discovered that PackageKit incorrectly handled local deb
packages. A local user could possibly use this issue to install untrusted
packages, contrary to expectations. (CVE-2020-16122)

Affected Software/OS:
'packagekit' package(s) on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Solution:
Please install the updated package(s).

CVSS Score:
5.0

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

Cross-Ref: Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2020-16121
Common Vulnerability Exposure (CVE) ID: CVE-2020-16122
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