Ubuntu 4155-2: Aspell vulnerability

    Date21 Oct 2019
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Aspell could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted input.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4155-2
    October 21, 2019
    aspell vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 19.10
    Aspell could be made to expose sensitive information if it received
    a specially crafted input.
    Software Description:
    - aspell: GNU Aspell spell-checker
    USN-4155-1 fixed a vulnerability in Aspell. This update provides
    the corresponding update for Ubuntu 19.10.
    Original advisory 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 19.10:
      aspell                          0.60.7-3ubuntu0.1
      libaspell15                     0.60.7-3ubuntu0.1
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:
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