CVE-2019-15795

Published: 20 January 2020

python-apt only checks the MD5 sums of downloaded files in `Version.fetch_binary()` and `Version.fetch_source()` of apt/package.py in version 1.9.0ubuntu1 and earlier. This allows a man-in-the-middle attack which could potentially be used to install altered packages and has been fixed in versions 1.9.0ubuntu1.2, 1.6.5ubuntu0.1, 1.1.0~beta1ubuntu0.16.04.7, 0.9.3.5ubuntu3+esm2, and 0.8.3ubuntu7.5.

Priority

Medium

CVSS 3 base score: 4.7

Status

Package Release Status
python-apt
Launchpad, Ubuntu, Debian
Upstream Needs triage

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa) Not vulnerable
(1.9.3ubuntu2)
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Bionic Beaver)
Released (1.6.5ubuntu0.1)
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus)
Released (1.1.0~beta1ubuntu0.16.04.7)
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM (Trusty Tahr)
Released (0.9.3.5ubuntu3+esm2)
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM (Precise Pangolin)
Released (0.8.3ubuntu7.5)