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USN-4155-1: Aspell vulnerability

15 October 2019

Aspell could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted input.

Releases

Packages

  • aspell - GNU Aspell spell-checker

Details

It was discovered that Aspell incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could potentially access sensitive information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

References

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