Bug 1668752 (CVE-2019-3462) - CVE-2019-3462 apt: Code injection through HTTP redirect
Summary: CVE-2019-3462 apt: Code injection through HTTP redirect
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Status: CLOSED UPSTREAM
Alias: CVE-2019-3462
Product: Security Response
Classification: Other
Component: vulnerability
Version: unspecified
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
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high
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Assignee: Red Hat Product Security
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Depends On: 1668759
Blocks: 1668755
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2019-01-23 14:10 UTC by Dhananjay Arunesh
Modified: 2021-02-16 22:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2019-06-10 10:46:18 UTC


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Description Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-01-23 14:10:38 UTC
The code handling HTTP redirects in the HTTP transport method doesn't properly
sanitize fields transmitted over the wire. This vulnerability could be used by
an attacker located as a man-in-the-middle between APT and a mirror to inject
malicous content in the HTTP connection. This content could then be recognized
as a valid package by APT and used later for code execution with root
privileges on the target machine.

External references:

https://justi.cz/security/2019/01/22/apt-rce.html

Comment 1 Dhananjay Arunesh 2019-01-23 14:21:09 UTC
Created apt tracking bugs for this issue:

Affects: fedora-all [bug 1668759]

Comment 2 Product Security DevOps Team 2019-06-10 10:46:18 UTC
This CVE Bugzilla entry is for community support informational purposes only as it does not affect a package in a commercially supported Red Hat product. Refer to the dependent bugs for status of those individual community products.


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