USN-1352-1: Software Properties vulnerability
31 January 2012
Software Properties could be tricked into installing arbitrary PPA GPG keys.
- software-properties - manage the repositories that you install software from
David Black discovered that Software Properties incorrectly validated
server certificates when performing secure connections to download PPA GPG
key fingerprints. If a remote attacker were able to perform a
machine-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to install altered
package repository GPG keys.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.