USN-3863-1: APT vulnerability
22 January 2019
An attacker could trick APT into installing altered packages.
- apt - Advanced front-end for dpkg
Max Justicz discovered that APT incorrectly handled certain parameters
during redirects. If a remote attacker were able to perform a
machine-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could potentially be used to install
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.
- USN-3863-2: libapt-inst1.4, apt-doc, libapt-pkg-doc, apt-transport-https, apt, libapt-pkg4.12, libapt-pkg-dev, apt-utils