[USN-3156-1] APT vulnerability
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Tue Dec 13 19:03:04 UTC 2016
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3156-1
December 13, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
An attacker could trick APT into installing altered packages.
- apt: Advanced front-end for dpkg
Jann Horn discovered that APT incorrectly handled InRelease files.
If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this
flaw could potentially be used to install altered packages.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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