Executive Summary

Title Aspell vulnerability
Name USN-4155-1 First vendor Publication 2019-10-15
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2019-10-15
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

Cvss vector : CVSS:3.1/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:N/S:U/C:H/I:N/A:H
Overall CVSS Score 9.1
Base Score 9.1 Environmental Score 9.1
impact SubScore 5.2 Temporal Score 9.1
Exploitabality Sub Score 3.9
Attack Vector Network Attack Complexity Low
Privileges Required None User Interaction None
Scope Unchanged Confidentiality Impact High
Integrity Impact None Availability Impact High
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Security-Database Scoring CVSS v2

Cvss vector : (AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:P)
Cvss Base Score 6.4 Attack Range Network
Cvss Impact Score 4.9 Attack Complexity Low
Cvss Expoit Score 10 Authentication None Required
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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


Aspell could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted input.

Software Description: - aspell: GNU Aspell spell-checker


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.


Package Information:

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4155-1

CWE : Common Weakness Enumeration

% Id Name
100 % CWE-125 Out-of-bounds Read

CPE : Common Platform Enumeration

Application 2
Os 5

Alert History

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Date Informations
2020-05-23 13:03:46
  • Multiple Updates
2019-10-15 21:19:11
  • First insertion