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USN-4380-1: Apache Ant vulnerability

1 June 2020

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

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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.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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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

Related notices

  • USN-4874-1: ant, ant-gcj, ant-optional-gcj, ant-optional, ant-doc