USN-4664-1: Aptdaemon vulnerabilities

08 December 2020

Several security issues were fixed in Aptdaemon.

Releases

Packages

  • aptdaemon - transaction based package management service

Details

Kevin Backhouse discovered that Aptdaemon incorrectly handled certain
properties. A local attacker could use this issue to test for the presence
of local files. (CVE-2020-16128)

Kevin Backhouse discovered that Aptdaemon incorrectly handled permission
checks. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service. (CVE-2020-27349)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.10
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.