Ubuntu Update for Linux kernel vulnerabilities USN-1283-1
Please Install the Updated Packages.
It was discovered that APT incorrectly handled the Verify-Host configuration option. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could potentially be used to steal repository credentials. This issue only affected Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and 10.10. (CVE-2011-3634) USN-1215-1 fixed a vulnerability in APT by disabling the apt-key net-update option. This update re-enables the option with corrected verification. Original advisory details: It was discovered that the apt-key utility incorrectly verified GPG keys when downloaded via the net-update option. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could potentially be used to install altered packages.
apt on Ubuntu 11.04 , Ubuntu 10.10 , Ubuntu 10.04 LTS , Ubuntu 8.04 LTS
Updated on 2015-03-25