DSA-2958-1 apt — security update

Date Reported:12 Jun 2014

Affected Packages:apt

Vulnerable:Yes

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.

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