[USN-3965-1] aria2 vulnerability

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[USN-3965-1] aria2 vulnerability

Mike Salvatore
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3965-1
May 06, 2019

aria2 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.10

Summary:

aria2 stores authentication information in plain text.

Software Description:
- aria2: High speed command-line download utility

Details:

Dhiraj Mishra discovered that aria2 incorrectly stored authentication
information. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain
credentials.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.04:
  aria2                           1.34.0-3ubuntu0.1
  libaria2-0                      1.34.0-3ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.10:
  aria2                           1.34.0-2ubuntu0.1
  libaria2-0                      1.34.0-2ubuntu0.1

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

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3965-1
  CVE-2019-3500

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/aria2/1.34.0-3ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/aria2/1.34.0-2ubuntu0.1


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