Debian Security Advisory
DSA-2958-1 apt -- security update
- Date Reported:
- 12 Jun 2014
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 749795.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2014-0478.
- More information:
Jakub Wilk discovered that APT, the high level package manager, did not properly perform authentication checks for source packages downloaded via "apt-get source". This only affects use cases where source packages are downloaded via this command; it does not affect regular Debian package installation and upgrading.
For the stable distribution (wheezy), this problem has been fixed in version 0.9.7.9+deb7u2.
For the unstable distribution (sid), this problem has been fixed in version 1.0.4.
We recommend that you upgrade your apt packages.