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DSA-4609 python-apt

Debian Security Advisory

DSA-4609-1 python-apt -- security update

Date Reported:
23 Jan 2020
Affected Packages:
python-apt
Vulnerable:
Yes
Security database references:
In the Debian bugtracking system: Bug 944696.
In Mitre's CVE dictionary: CVE-2019-15795, CVE-2019-15796.
More information:

Two security issues were found in the Python interface to the apt package manager; package downloads from unsigned repositories were incorrectly rejected and the hash validation relied on MD5.

For the oldstable distribution (stretch), these problems have been fixed in version 1.4.1.

For the stable distribution (buster), these problems have been fixed in version 1.8.4.1.

We recommend that you upgrade your python-apt packages.

For the detailed security status of python-apt please refer to its security tracker page at: https://security-tracker.debian.org/tracker/python-apt