USN-1132-1: apturl vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1132-1
16th May, 2011
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 11.04
- Ubuntu 10.10
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS
apturl could be made to cause your desktop to crash if it opened a very long URL.
- apturl - installs packages using the apt protocol
It was discovered that apturl incorrectly handled certain long URLs. If
a user were tricked into opening a very long URL, an attacker could cause
their desktop session to crash, leading to a denial of service.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
- Ubuntu 11.04:
- apturl-common 0.4.2ubuntu5.1
- Ubuntu 10.10:
- apturl-common 0.4.1ubuntu7.1
- Ubuntu 10.04 LTS:
- apturl-common 0.4.1ubuntu4.1
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.