USN-4155-2: Aspell vulnerability

21 October 2019

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



  • aspell - GNU Aspell spell-checker


USN-4155-1 fixed a vulnerability in Aspell. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 19.10.

Original advisory 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 19.10

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


Related notices

  • USN-4155-1: libaspell-dev, libpspell-dev, libaspell15, aspell, aspell-doc