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Vulnerability Summary for CVE-2012-0214

Original release date: 04/15/2014
Last revised: 04/16/2014
Source: US-CERT/NIST

Overview

The pkgAcqMetaClearSig::Failed method in apt-pkg/acquire-item.cc in Advanced Package Tool (APT) 0.8.11 through 0.8.15.10 and 0.8.16 before 0.8.16~exp13, when updating from repositories that use InRelease files, allows man-in-the-middle attackers to install arbitrary packages by preventing a user from downloading the new InRelease file, which leaves the original InRelease file active and makes it more difficult to detect that the Packages file is modified and unsigned.

Impact

CVSS Severity (version 2.0):
CVSS v2 Base Score: 4.3 (MEDIUM) (AV:N/AC:M/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N) (legend)
Impact Subscore: 2.9
Exploitability Subscore: 8.6
CVSS Version 2 Metrics:
Access Vector: Network exploitable; Victim must voluntarily interact with attack mechanism
Access Complexity: Medium
Authentication: Not required to exploit
Impact Type: Allows unauthorized modification

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External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=apt/apt.git;a=commitdiff;h=b7a6594d1e5ed199a7a472b78b33e070375d6f92
External Source: CONFIRM
Name: http://anonscm.debian.org/gitweb/?p=apt/apt.git;a=commitdiff;h=de498a528cd6fc36c4bb22bf8dec6558e21cc9b6
External Source: UBUNTU
Name: USN-1385-1

Technical Details

Vulnerability Type (View All)
  • Permissions, Privileges, and Access Control (CWE-264)