Ubuntu 14.04 LTS / 16.04 LTS / 16.10 : apt vulnerability (USN-3156-1)
Medium Nessus Plugin ID 95808
SynopsisThe remote Ubuntu host is missing a security-related patch.
DescriptionJann Horn discovered that APT incorrectly handled InRelease files. If a remote attacker were able to perform a man-in-the-middle attack, this flaw could potentially be used to install altered packages.
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SolutionUpdate the affected apt package.