USN-4457-2: Software Properties vulnerability
17 August 2020
Software Properties could be made to manipulate the display.
- software-properties - manage the repositories that you install software from
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
- USN-4457-1: software-properties, software-properties-common, python-software-properties, python3-software-properties