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CVE-2012-0214

Published: 6 March 2012

The pkgAcqMetaClearSig::Failed method in apt-pkg/acquire-item.cc in Advanced Package Tool (APT) 0.8.11 through 0.8.15.10 and 0.8.16 before 0.8.16~exp13, when updating from repositories that use InRelease files, allows man-in-the-middle attackers to install arbitrary packages by preventing a user from downloading the new InRelease file, which leaves the original InRelease file active and makes it more difficult to detect that the Packages file is modified and unsigned.

Notes

AuthorNote
mdeslaur
only natty+ supports InRelease
Priority

Medium

Status

Package Release Status
apt
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
hardy Not vulnerable

lucid Not vulnerable

maverick Not vulnerable

natty
Released (0.8.13.2ubuntu4.4)
oneiric
Released (0.8.16~exp5ubuntu13.2)
upstream Needs triage