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Ubuntu: USN-3634-1 (CVE-2018-1106): PackageKit vulnerability

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Ubuntu: USN-3634-1 (CVE-2018-1106): PackageKit vulnerability

Severity
2
CVSS
(AV:L/AC:L/Au:N/C:N/I:P/A:N)
Published
04/23/2018
Created
07/25/2018
Added
05/09/2018
Modified
03/02/2020

Description

An authentication bypass flaw has been found in PackageKit before 1.1.10 that allows users without administrator privileges to install signed packages. A local attacker can use this vulnerability to install vulnerable packages to further compromise a system.

Solution(s)

  • ubuntu-upgrade-packagekit

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