[USN-4380-1] Apache Ant vulnerability

Mike Salvatore mike.salvatore at canonical.com
Mon Jun 1 20:14:17 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4380-1
June 01, 2020

Apache Ant vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 19.10


Apache Ant could leak sensitive information or be made to run programs
as your login.

Software Description:
- ant: Java based build tool like make


It was discovered that Apache Ant created temporary files with insecure
permissions. An attacker could use this vulnerability to read sensitive
information leaked into /tmp, or potentially inject malicious code into a
project that is built with Apache Ant.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.10:
  ant                             1.10.6-1ubuntu0.1
  ant-doc                         1.10.6-1ubuntu0.1
  ant-optional                    1.10.6-1ubuntu0.1

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


Package Information:

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