DescriptionThe mirror:// method implementation in Advanced Package Tool (APT) 1.6.x before 1.6.4 and 1.7.x before 1.7.0~alpha3 mishandles gpg signature verification for the InRelease file of a fallback mirror, aka mirrorfail.
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)
NVD severitymedium

Vulnerable and fixed packages

The table below lists information on source packages.

Source PackageReleaseVersionStatus
apt (PTS)stretch1.4.9fixed
stretch (security)1.4.10fixed
buster (security)
bullseye, sid2.1.7fixed

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

PackageTypeReleaseFixed VersionUrgencyOriginDebian Bugs
aptsourcejessie(not affected)
aptsourcestretch(not affected)


[stretch] - apt <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced in 1.6~alpha6)
[jessie] - apt <not-affected> (Vulnerable code introduced in 1.6~alpha6)

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