Sebastian Heinlein Aptdaemon 0.43 unknown vulnerability

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A vulnerability was found in Sebastian Heinlein Aptdaemon 0.43. It has been declared as problematic. As an impact it is known to affect integrity. The summary by CVE is:

Aptdaemon 0.43 in Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 LTS uses short IDs when importing PPA GPG keys from a keyserver, which allows remote attackers to install arbitrary package repository GPG keys via a man-in-the-middle (MITM) attack.

The weakness was shared 12/26/2012 (Website). It is possible to read the advisory at This vulnerability is known as CVE-2012-0962. The attack can be launched remotely. The exploitation doesn't need any form of authentication. The technical details are unknown and an exploit is not publicly available.

The vulnerability scanner Nessus provides a plugin with the ID 63286 (Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : aptdaemon vulnerability (USN-1666-1)), which helps to determine the existence of the flaw in a target environment. It is assigned to the family Ubuntu Local Security Checks.

There is no information about possible countermeasures known. It may be suggested to replace the affected object with an alternative product.

The vulnerability is also documented in the databases at X-Force (80717), SecurityTracker (ID 1027891), Vulnerability Center (SBV-37888) and Tenable (63286).




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VulDB Meta Temp Score: 5.3

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Class: Unknown
CWE: Unknown
ATT&CK: Unknown

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Remote: Yes

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Nessus ID: 63286
Nessus Name: Ubuntu 11.10 / 12.04 LTS : aptdaemon vulnerability (USN-1666-1)
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OpenVAS ID: 841257
OpenVAS Name: Ubuntu Update for aptdaemon USN-1666-1
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02/01/2012 🔍
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Advisory: USN-1666-1
Status: Confirmed
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CVE: CVE-2012-0962 (🔍)

X-Force: 80717
SecurityTracker: 1027891 - Aptdaemon Certification Validation Flaw Lets Remote Users Install PPA GPG Keys
Vulnerability Center: 37888 - Aptdaemon 0.43 in Ubuntu 11.10 and 12.04 LTS Security Bypass Vulnerability, Medium
SecurityFocus: 56959 - Ubuntu Aptdaemon PPA GPG Key Validation Security Bypass Vulnerability
Secunia: 51627 - Ubuntu update for aptdaemon, Moderately Critical


Created: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM
Updated: 12/21/2021 08:32 AM
Changes: 03/24/2015 12:22 PM (64), 04/23/2017 01:56 PM (10), 12/21/2021 08:28 AM (4), 12/21/2021 08:32 AM (1)
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