[USN-2648-1] Aptdaemon vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Jun 16 17:28:02 UTC 2015

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2648-1
June 16, 2015

aptdaemon vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 15.04
- Ubuntu 14.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS


Aptdaemon could be made to expose sensitive information, or allow file
access as the administrator.

Software Description:
- aptdaemon: transaction based package management service


Tavis Ormandy discovered that Aptdeamon incorrectly handled the simulate
dbus method. A local attacker could use this issue to possibly expose
sensitive information, or perform other file access as the root user.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 15.04:
  aptdaemon                       1.1.1+bzr982-0ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 14.10:
  aptdaemon                       1.1.1+bzr980-0ubuntu1.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  aptdaemon                       1.1.1-1ubuntu5.2

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
  aptdaemon                       0.43+bzr805-0ubuntu10

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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