Published on August 17th, 2020 📆 | 8191 Views ⚑0
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4457-2 ≈ Packet Storm
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4457-2
August 17, 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
Software Properties could be made to manipulate the display.
– software-properties: manage the repositories that you install software from
USN-4457-1 fixed a vulnerability in Software. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
Jason A. Donenfeld discovered that Software Properties incorrectly filtered
certain escape sequences when displaying PPA descriptions. If a user were
tricked into adding an arbitrary PPA, a remote attacker could possibly
manipulate the screen.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.