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

27 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 versions:

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.

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