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USN-4380-1: Apache Ant vulnerability

01 June 2020

Apache Ant could leak sensitive information or be made to run programs as your login.

Releases

Packages

  • ant - Java based build tool like make

Details

It was discovered that Apache Ant created temporary files with insecure
permissions. An attacker could use this vulnerability to read sensitive
information leaked into /tmp, or potentially inject malicious code into a
project that is built with Apache Ant.

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.

References