[USN-1414-1] Aptdaemon vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Apr 2 17:24:45 UTC 2012

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1414-1
April 02, 2012

aptdaemon vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 11.10
- Ubuntu 11.04


An attacker could trick Aptdaemon into installing altered packages.

Software Description:
- aptdaemon: transaction based package management service


It was discovered that Aptdaemon incorrectly handled installing packages
without performing a transaction simulation. An attacker could possibly use
this flaw to install altered packages.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 11.10:
  python-aptdaemon                0.43+bzr697-0ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 11.04:
  python-aptdaemon                0.41+bzr661-0ubuntu0.2

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


Package Information:

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