USN-3156-2: APT regression
17 December 2016
USN-3156-1 introduced a regression in unattended-upgrades that may require manual intervention to repair.
- apt - Advanced front-end for dpkg
USN-3156-1 fixed vulnerabilities in APT. It also caused a bug in
unattended-upgrades on that may require manual intervention to repair.
Users on Ubuntu 16.10 should run the following commands at a
sudo dpkg --configure --pending
sudo apt-get -f install
This update fixes the problem.
We apologize for the inconvenience.
Original advisory details:
Jann Horn discovered that APT incorrectly handled InRelease files.
If a remote attacker were able to perform a machine-in-the-middle attack,
this flaw could potentially be used to install altered packages.