Ubuntu 4359-2: APT vulnerability

    Date 28 May 2020
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    APT could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4359-2
    May 28, 2020
    
    apt vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
    - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
    
    Summary:
    
    APT could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - apt: Advanced front-end for dpkg
    
    Details:
    
    USN-4359-1 fixed a vulnerability in APT. This update provides
    the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and 14.04 ESM.
    
    Original advisory details:
    
     It was discovered that APT incorrectly handled certain filenames during
     package installation. If an attacker could provide a specially crafted
     package to be installed by the system administrator, this could cause APT
     to crash.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
      apt                             1.0.1ubuntu2.24+esm1
    
    Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
      apt                             0.8.16~exp12ubuntu10.29
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4359-2
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4359-1
      CVE-2020-3810
    

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