USN-1385-1: APT vulnerability
6 March 2012
An attacker could trick APT into installing altered packages.
- apt - Advanced front-end for dpkg
Simon Ruderich discovered that APT incorrectly handled repositories that
use InRelease files. The default Ubuntu repositories do not use InRelease
files, so this issue only affected third-party repositories. If a remote
attacker were able to perform a machine-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could
potentially be used to install altered packages.