Ubuntu 1443-2: Update Manager vulnerability

    Date04 Jun 2012
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Update Manager could expose sensitive information in certain circumstances.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1443-2
    June 04, 2012
    
    update-manager vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 11.10
    - Ubuntu 11.04
    
    Summary:
    
    Update Manager could expose sensitive information in certain circumstances.
    
    Software Description:
    - update-manager: GNOME application that manages apt updates
    
    Details:
    
    USN-1443-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Update Manager. The fix for
    CVE-2012-0949 was discovered to be incomplete. This update fixes the
    problem.
    
    Original advisory details:
    
     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. (CVE-2012-0949)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      update-manager-core             1:0.156.14.5
    
    Ubuntu 11.10:
      update-manager-core             1:0.152.25.12
    
    Ubuntu 11.04:
      update-manager-core             1:0.150.5.4
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1443-2
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1443-1
      CVE-2012-0950
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/1:0.156.14.5
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/1:0.152.25.12
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/update-manager/1:0.150.5.4
    
    
    
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