USN-1443-2: Update Manager vulnerability

4 June 2012

update-manager vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

  • Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 11.10
  • Ubuntu 11.04


Update Manager could expose sensitive information in certain circumstances.

Software Description

  • update-manager - GNOME application that manages apt updates


USN-1443-1 fixed vulnerabilities in Update Manager. The fix for CVE-2012-0949 was discovered to be incomplete. This update fixes the problem.

Original advisory details:

Felix Geyer discovered that the Update Manager Apport hook incorrectly uploaded certain system state archive files to Launchpad when reporting bugs. This could possibly result in repository credentials being included in public bug reports. (CVE-2012-0949)

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
update-manager-core - 1:
Ubuntu 11.10
update-manager-core - 1:
Ubuntu 11.04
update-manager-core - 1:

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.