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USN-4457-2: Software Properties vulnerability

17 August 2020

Software Properties could be made to manipulate the display.




USN-4457-1 fixed a vulnerability in Software. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

Jason A. Donenfeld discovered that Software Properties incorrectly filtered
certain escape sequences when displaying PPA descriptions. If a user were
tricked into adding an arbitrary PPA, a remote attacker could possibly
manipulate the screen.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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


Related notices

  • USN-4457-1: python-software-properties, software-properties-common, software-properties-qt, python3-software-properties, software-properties-kde, software-properties-gtk, software-properties