Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2074-1 python-apt -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 23 Jan 2020
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 944696.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-15795, CVE-2019-15796.
- More information:
Several issues have been found in python-apt, a python interface to libapt-pkg.
It was discovered that python-apt would still use MD5 hashes to validate certain downloaded packages. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could potentially be used to install altered packages.
It was discovered that python-apt could install packages from untrusted repositories, contrary to expectations.
For Debian 8
Jessie, these problems have been fixed in version 0.9.3.13.
We recommend that you upgrade your python-apt packages.
Further information about Debian LTS security advisories, how to apply these updates to your system and frequently asked questions can be found at: https://wiki.debian.org/LTS