CVE-2014-0478

NameCVE-2014-0478
DescriptionAPT before 1.0.4 does not properly validate source packages, which allows man-in-the-middle attackers to download and install Trojan horse packages by removing the Release signature.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SUSE bugzilla/CVE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDLA-0005-1, DSA-2958-1
NVD severitymedium (attack range: remote)
Debian Bugs749795

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
apt (PTS)jessie (security), jessie1.0.9.8.4fixed
stretch1.4.8fixed
buster, sid1.6.3fixed

The information below is based on the following data on fixed versions.

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
aptsource(unstable)1.0.4medium749795
aptsourcesqueeze0.8.10.3+squeeze2medium
aptsourcewheezy0.9.7.9+deb7u2mediumDSA-2958-1

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