Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1662-1
12th December, 2012
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.10
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 11.10
APT could expose sensitive information.
- apt - Advanced front-end for dpkg
It was discovered that APT set inappropriate permissions on the term.log
file. A local attacker could use this flaw to possibly obtain sensitive
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 12.10:
- apt 0.9.7.5ubuntu5.2
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
- apt 0.8.16~exp12ubuntu10.7
- Ubuntu 11.10:
- apt 0.8.16~exp5ubuntu13.6
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.