Ubuntu 2746-1: Simple Streams vulnerability

    Date24 Sep 2015
    CategoryUbuntu
    58
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Applications using Simple Streams could be made to crash or runprograms if it received specially crafted network traffic.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2746-1
    September 24, 2015
    
    simplestreams vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 15.04
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Applications using Simple Streams could be made to crash or run
    programs if it received specially crafted network traffic.
    
    Software Description:
    - simplestreams: Library and tools for using Simple Streams data
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Simple Streams did not properly perform gpg
    verification in some situations. A remote attacker could use this to
    perform a man-in-the-middle attack and inject malicious content into
    the stream.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 15.04:
      python-simplestreams            0.1.0~bzr354-0ubuntu1.15.04.1
      python-simplestreams-openstack  0.1.0~bzr354-0ubuntu1.15.04.1
      python3-simplestreams           0.1.0~bzr354-0ubuntu1.15.04.1
      simplestreams                   0.1.0~bzr354-0ubuntu1.15.04.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      python-simplestreams            0.1.0~bzr341-0ubuntu2.2
      python-simplestreams-openstack  0.1.0~bzr341-0ubuntu2.2
      python3-simplestreams           0.1.0~bzr341-0ubuntu2.2
      simplestreams                   0.1.0~bzr341-0ubuntu2.2
    
    After a standard system update you need to restart any services that
    make use of python-simplestreams or python3-simplestreams to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2746-1
      CVE-2015-1337
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/simplestreams/0.1.0~bzr354-0ubuntu1.15.04.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/simplestreams/0.1.0~bzr341-0ubuntu2.2
    
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