Ubuntu Update Manager archives information disclosure

update-manager-archives-info-disclosure (75728) The risk level is classified as LowLow Risk

Description:

Ubuntu Update Manager could allow a remote attacker to obtain sensitive information, caused by incorrectly loading certain system state archive files to Launchpad when reporting bugs. A remote attacker could exploit this vulnerability to include repository credentials in public bug reports.

*CVSS:

Base Score: 5
  Access Vector: Network
  Access Complexity: Low
  Authentication: None
  Confidentiality Impact: Partial
  Integrity Impact: None
  Availability Impact: None
 
Temporal Score: 3.7
  Exploitability: Unproven
  Remediation Level: Official-Fix
  Report Confidence: Confirmed

Consequences:

Obtain Information

Remedy:

Apply the appropriate update for your system. See References.

References:

  • USN-1443-1: Update Manager vulnerabilities.
  • BID-53605: Ubuntu Update Manager CVE-2012-0949 Information Disclosure Vulnerability
  • CVE-2012-0949: The Apport hook in Update Manager as used by Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 11.10, and 11.04 uploads certain system state archive files when reporting bugs to Launchpad, which allows remote attackers to read repository credentials by viewing a public bug report.
  • OSVDB ID: 82020: Update Manager System State Archive File Uploading Weakness Repository Credential Remote Disclosure
  • SA49230: Ubuntu update for update-manager

Platforms Affected:

  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 11.04
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 11.10
  • Canonical Ubuntu Linux 12.04 LTS

Reported:

May 17, 2012

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