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Ubuntu alert USN-1666-1 (aptdaemon)

From:  Marc Deslauriers <>
Subject:  [USN-1666-1] Aptdaemon vulnerability
Date:  Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:17:36 -0500
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========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1666-1 December 17, 2012 aptdaemon vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Ubuntu 11.10 Summary: Aptdaemon could be tricked into installing arbitrary PPA GPG keys. Software Description: - aptdaemon: transaction based package management service Details: It was discovered that Aptdaemon incorrectly validated PPA GPG keys when importing from a keyserver. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could be exploited to install altered package repository GPG keys. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: aptdaemon 0.43+bzr805-0ubuntu7 Ubuntu 11.10: aptdaemon 0.43+bzr697-0ubuntu1.3 After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make all the necessary changes. References: CVE-2012-0962 Package Information: -- ubuntu-security-announce mailing list Modify settings or unsubscribe at:

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