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USN-4537-1: Aptdaemon vulnerability

24 September 2020

Aptdaemon could be made to expose sensitive information.



  • aptdaemon - transaction based package management service


Vaisha Bernard discovered that Aptdaemon incorrectly handled the Locale
property. A local attacker could use this issue to test for the presence of
local files.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all
the necessary changes.