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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4155-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4155-1
Posted Oct 15, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4155-1 - It was discovered that Aspell incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could potentially access sensitive information.

tags | advisory
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-17544
MD5 | 1ab820ca2537a2de58a75d2aa1fc9107

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4155-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4155-1
October 15, 2019

aspell vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

Aspell could be made to expose sensitive information if it received
a specially crafted input.

Software Description:
- aspell: GNU Aspell spell-checker

Details:

It was discovered that Aspell incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could potentially access sensitive information.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 19.04:
aspell 0.60.7~20110707-6ubuntu0.1
libaspell15 0.60.7~20110707-6ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
aspell 0.60.7~20110707-4ubuntu0.1
libaspell15 0.60.7~20110707-4ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
aspell 0.60.7~20110707-3ubuntu0.1
libaspell15 0.60.7~20110707-3ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
aspell 0.60.7~20110707-1ubuntu1+esm1
libaspell15 0.60.7~20110707-1ubuntu1+esm1

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
aspell 0.60.7~20110707-1ubuntu0.1
libaspell15 0.60.7~20110707-1ubuntu0.1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4155-1
CVE-2019-17544

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/aspell/0.60.7~20110707-6ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/aspell/0.60.7~20110707-4ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/aspell/0.60.7~20110707-3ubuntu0.1
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