Rapid7 Vulnerability & Exploit Database

USN-2657-1: unattended-upgrades vulnerability

Back to Search

USN-2657-1: unattended-upgrades vulnerability

Severity
7
CVSS
(AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:P/I:P/A:P)
Published
07/01/2015
Created
07/25/2018
Added
07/02/2015
Modified
07/09/2020

Description

unattended-upgrades before 0.86.1 does not properly authenticate packages when the (1) force-confold or (2) force-confnew dpkg options are enabled in the DPkg::Options::* apt configuration, which allows remote man-in-the-middle attackers to upload and execute arbitrary packages via unspecified vectors.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-unattended-upgrades

With Rapid7 live dashboards, I have a clear view of all the assets on my network, which ones can be exploited, and what I need to do in order to reduce the risk in my environment in real-time. No other tool gives us that kind of value and insight.

– Scott Cheney, Manager of Information Security, Sierra View Medical Center

;