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Ubuntu update for apt

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Release Date:  2013-03-15    Views:  1,034

Secunia Advisory SA52633

Where:

From remote

Impact:

Spoofing

Solution Status:

Vendor Patch

CVE Reference(s):

Description


Ubuntu has issued an update for apt. This fixes a security issue, which can be exploited by malicious people to conduct spoofing attacks.

The security issue is caused due to the application incorrectly handling repositories using "InRelease" files and can potentially be exploited to install altered packages via Man-in-the-Middle (MitM) attacks.


Solution:
Apply updated packages.

Further details available to Secunia VIM customers

Provided and/or discovered by:
The vendor credits Ansgar Burchardt.

Original Advisory:
USN-1762-1:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1762-1/

Deep Links:
Links available to Secunia VIM customers

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