Debian Security Advisory

DLA-2339-1 software-properties -- LTS security update

Date Reported:
22 Aug 2020
Affected Packages:
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 968850.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-15709.
More information:

Jason A. Donenfeld found an ansi escape sequence injection into software-properties, a manager for apt repository sources. An attacker could manipulate the screen of a user prompted to install an additional repository (PPA).

For Debian 9 stretch, this problem has been fixed in version

We recommend that you upgrade your software-properties packages.

For the detailed security status of software-properties please refer to its security tracker page at:

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