CVE-2016-1252

NameCVE-2016-1252
DescriptionThe apt package in Debian jessie before 1.0.9.8.4, in Debian unstable before 1.4~beta2, in Ubuntu 14.04 LTS before 1.0.1ubuntu2.17, in Ubuntu 16.04 LTS before 1.2.15ubuntu0.2, and in Ubuntu 16.10 before 1.3.2ubuntu0.1 allows man-in-the-middle attackers to bypass a repository-signing protection mechanism by leveraging improper error handling when validating InRelease file signatures.
SourceCVE (at NVD; CERT, LWN, oss-sec, fulldisc, bugtraq, EDB, Metasploit, Red Hat, Ubuntu, Gentoo, SuSE, Mageia, GitHub code/issues, web search, more)
ReferencesDSA-3733-1

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
apt (PTS)wheezy0.9.7.9+deb7u7fixed
wheezy (security)0.9.7.9+deb7u6fixed
jessie (security), jessie1.0.9.8.4fixed
stretch1.4.8fixed
buster, sid1.6~alpha5fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
aptsource(unstable)1.4~beta2
aptsourcejessie1.0.9.8.4DSA-3733-1
aptsourcewheezy(not affected)

Notes

[wheezy] - apt <not-affected> (Issue introduced in apt >= 0.9.8)
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/+bug/1647467

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