DescriptionDistUpgrade/ in Update Manager, as used by Ubuntu 12.04 LTS, 11.10, and 11.04, uses weak permissions for (1) apt-clone_system_state.tar.gz and (2) system_state.tar.gz, which allows local users to obtain repository credentials.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
NVD severitylow (attack range: local)

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
update-managersource(unstable)(not affected)


- update-manager <not-affected> (Ubuntu-specific)

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