[USN-3746-1] APT vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Mon Aug 20 18:42:13 UTC 2018
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3746-1
August 20, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
An attacker could trick APT into installing altered packages.
- apt: Advanced front-end for dpkg
It was discovered that APT incorrectly handled the mirror method
(mirror://). If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle
attack, this flaw could potentially be used to install altered packages in
environments configured to use mirror:// entries.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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