USN-4155-2: Aspell vulnerability
21 October 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 19.10
Aspell could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted input.
- aspell - GNU Aspell spell-checker
USN-4155-1 fixed a vulnerability in Aspell. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 19.10.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that Aspell incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could potentially access sensitive information.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.