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Category:   Application (Generic)  >   Aptdaemon Vendors:   Heinlein, Sebastian et al
Aptdaemon Certification Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Install PPA GPG Keys
SecurityTracker Alert ID:  1027891
SecurityTracker URL:  http://securitytracker.com/id/1027891
CVE Reference:   CVE-2012-0962   (Links to External Site)
Date:  Dec 17 2012
Impact:   Modification of authentication information
Fix Available:  Yes  Vendor Confirmed:  Yes  
Version(s): 11.10, 12.04 LTS
Description:   A vulnerability was reported in Aptdaemon. A remote user may be able to install arbitrary PPA GPG keys.

Aptdaemon does not properly validated Personal Package Archive (PPA) GPG keys when importing from a keyserver. A remote user with the ability to conduct a man-in-the-middle attack can cause aptdaemon to install arbitrary PPA GPG keys.

Impact:   A remote user may be able to install arbitrary PPA GPG keys.
Solution:   Ubuntu has issued a fix.

The Ubuntu advisory is available at:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1666-1

Vendor URL:  launchpad.net/aptdaemon (Links to External Site)
Cause:   Authentication error
Underlying OS:   Linux (Ubuntu)

Message History:   None.


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