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USN-572-1: apt-listchanges vulnerability

18 January 2008

apt-listchanges vulnerability




Felipe Sateler discovered that apt-listchanges did not use safe paths when
importing additional Python libraries. A local attacker could exploit
this and execute arbitrary commands as the user running apt-listchanges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 7.10
Ubuntu 7.04

In general, a standard system upgrade is sufficient to effect the
necessary changes.