USN-4667-2: APT vulnerability
11 January 2021
APT could be made to crash or stop responding if it opened a specially crafted file.
- apt - Advanced front-end for dpkg
USN-4667-1 fixed a vulnerability in APT. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
Kevin Backhouse discovered that APT incorrectly handled certain packages.
A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause APT to crash or
stop responding, resulting in a denial of service.
- USN-4667-1: apt-doc, apt, libapt-pkg6.0, apt-utils, apt-transport-https, libapt-inst2.0, libapt-pkg-dev, libapt-pkg-doc, libapt-pkg5.0