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USN-1662-1: APT vulnerability

12 December 2012

APT could expose sensitive information.

Releases

Packages

  • apt - Advanced front-end for dpkg

Details

It was discovered that APT set inappropriate permissions on the term.log
file. A local attacker could use this flaw to possibly obtain sensitive
information.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 12.10
Ubuntu 12.04
Ubuntu 11.10

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References