USN-4155-2: Aspell vulnerability

21 October 2019

aspell vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 19.10

Summary

Aspell could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted input.

Software Description

  • aspell - GNU Aspell spell-checker

Details

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.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
aspell - 0.60.7-3ubuntu0.1
libaspell15 - 0.60.7-3ubuntu0.1

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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