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Apt vulnerability CVE-2019-3462 #4058

emkll opened this Issue Jan 23, 2019 · 0 comments


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emkll commented Jan 23, 2019


CVE-2019-3462 remote code execution in apt when following redirects:

This would allow an adversary to execute arbitrary code on the server by exploiting a vulnerability in apt.

  • For apt served over http, this requires an attacker to either compromise the apt server or be in a privileged networked position.

  • For apt served over https, the require must compromise the apt server or be in a privileged network position AND have a valid HTTPS certificate. and use https, however, does not.

Existing installs

Existing installs have already been upgraded to the latest version.

New installs

Before running any apt commands, apt should be updated with -o Acquire::http:AllowRedirect=false

@emkll emkll added the security label Jan 23, 2019

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@eloquence eloquence added this to Near Term Backlog in SecureDrop Team Board Jan 23, 2019

@redshiftzero redshiftzero added this to the 0.11.1 milestone Jan 23, 2019

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Release SecureDrop 0.11.1 #4060

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@emkll emkll moved this from Near Term Backlog to Ready for review in SecureDrop Team Board Jan 23, 2019

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