USN-1588-1: Software Properties vulnerability
1 October 2012
Software Properties could be tricked into installing arbitrary PPA GPG keys.
- software-properties - manage the repositories that you install software from
It was discovered that the apt-add-repository tool incorrectly validated
PPA GPG keys when importing from a keyserver. 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.