Debian Security Advisory
DLA-2399-1 packagekit -- LTS security update
- Date Reported:
- 07 Oct 2020
- Affected Packages:
- Security database references:
- In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2020-16121, CVE-2020-16122.
- More information:
Two vulnerabilities have been discovered in packagekit, a package management service.
Vaisha Bernard discovered that PackageKit incorrectly handled certain methods. A local attacker could use this issue to learn the MIME type of any file on the system.
Sami Niemimäki discovered that PackageKit incorrectly handled local deb packages. A local user could possibly use this issue to install untrusted packages, contrary to expectations.
For Debian 9 stretch, these problems have been fixed in version 1.1.5-2+deb9u2.
We recommend that you upgrade your packagekit packages.
For the detailed security status of packagekit please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/packagekit
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