Ubuntu 4155-1: Aspell vulnerability

    Date15 Oct 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
    452
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Aspell could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted input.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4155-1
    October 15, 2019
    
    aspell vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.04
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
    - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
    
    Summary:
    
    Aspell could be made to expose sensitive information if it received
    a specially crafted input.
    
    Software Description:
    - aspell: GNU Aspell spell-checker
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Aspell incorrectly handled certain inputs.
    An attacker could potentially access sensitive information.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 19.04:
      aspell                          0.60.7~20110707-6ubuntu0.1
      libaspell15                     0.60.7~20110707-6ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      aspell                          0.60.7~20110707-4ubuntu0.1
      libaspell15                     0.60.7~20110707-4ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      aspell                          0.60.7~20110707-3ubuntu0.1
      libaspell15                     0.60.7~20110707-3ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
      aspell                          0.60.7~20110707-1ubuntu1+esm1
      libaspell15                     0.60.7~20110707-1ubuntu1+esm1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
      aspell                          0.60.7~20110707-1ubuntu0.1
      libaspell15                     0.60.7~20110707-1ubuntu0.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4155-1
      CVE-2019-17544
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/aspell/0.60.7~20110707-6ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/aspell/0.60.7~20110707-4ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/aspell/0.60.7~20110707-3ubuntu0.1
    
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