Debian: DSA-3031-1: apt security update

    Date23 Sep 2014
    CategoryDebian
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    The Google Security Team discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in the HTTP transport code in apt-get. An attacker able to man-in-the-middle a HTTP request to an apt repository can trigger the buffer overflow, leading to a crash of the 'http' apt method binary, or
    
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    Debian Security Advisory DSA-3031-1                   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    http://www.debian.org/security/                      Salvatore Bonaccorso
    September 23, 2014                     http://www.debian.org/security/faq
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    Package        : apt
    CVE ID         : CVE-2014-6273
    
    The Google Security Team discovered a buffer overflow vulnerability in
    the HTTP transport code in apt-get. An attacker able to
    man-in-the-middle a HTTP request to an apt repository can trigger the
    buffer overflow, leading to a crash of the 'http' apt method binary, or
    potentially to arbitrary code execution.
    
    Two regression fixes were included in this update:
    
     * Fix regression from the previous update in DSA-3025-1 when the custom
       apt configuration option for Dir::state::lists is set to a relative
       path (#762160).
    
     * Fix regression in the reverificaiton handling of cdrom: sources that
       may lead to incorrect hashsum warnings. Affected users need to run
       "apt-cdrom add" again after the update was applied.
    
    For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in
    version 0.9.7.9+deb7u5.
    
    We recommend that you upgrade your apt packages.
    
    Further information about Debian Security Advisories, how to apply
    these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be
    found at: https://www.debian.org/security/
    
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