USN-1892-1: ubuntu-release-upgrader vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1892-1

27th June, 2013

ubuntu-release-upgrader vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.10

Summary

ubuntu-release-upgrader would crash when attempting to upgrade.

Software description

  • ubuntu-release-upgrader - manage release upgrades

Details

It was discovered that ubuntu-release-upgrader would fail when a user
requested an upgrade to Ubuntu 13.04. This would prevent a user from
migrating easily to Ubuntu 13.04 before the Ubuntu 12.10 support period
ended.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.10:
ubuntu-release-upgrader-gtk 1:0.190.7

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.

References

LP: 1094777