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Title python-apt regression
Name USN-4247-2 First vendor Publication 2020-01-22
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2020-01-22
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.10 - Ubuntu 19.04 - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


USN-4247-1 introduced a regression in python-apt.

Software Description: - python-apt: Python interface to libapt-pkg


USN-4247-1 fixed vulnerabilities in python-apt. The updated packages caused a regression when attempting to upgrade to a new Ubuntu release. This update fixes the problem.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that python-apt would still use MD5 hashes to validate
certain downloaded packages. If a remote attacker were able to perform a
man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could potentially be used to install
altered packages. (CVE-2019-15795)
It was discovered that python-apt could install packages from untrusted
repositories, contrary to expectations. (CVE-2019-15796)

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:

Ubuntu 19.10:
python-apt 1.9.0ubuntu1.3
python3-apt 1.9.0ubuntu1.3

Ubuntu 19.04:
python-apt 1.8.5~ubuntu0.3
python3-apt 1.8.5~ubuntu0.3

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
python-apt 1.6.5ubuntu0.2
python3-apt 1.6.5ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
python-apt 1.1.0~beta1ubuntu0.16.04.8
python3-apt 1.1.0~beta1ubuntu0.16.04.8

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4247-2

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Date Informations
2020-03-19 13:20:13
  • First insertion