USN-3746-1: APT vulnerability
20 August 2018
An attacker could trick APT into installing altered packages.
- apt - Advanced front-end for dpkg
It was discovered that APT incorrectly handled the mirror method
(mirror://). If a remote attacker were able to perform a machine-in-the-middle
attack, this flaw could potentially be used to install altered packages in
environments configured to use mirror:// entries.