[USN-4155-2] Aspell vulnerability

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[USN-4155-2] Aspell vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4155-2
October 21, 2019

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

- Ubuntu 19.10

Summary:

Aspell could be made to expose sensitive information if it received
a specially crafted input.

Software Description:
- aspell: GNU Aspell spell-checker

Details:

USN-4155-1 fixed a vulnerability in Aspell. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 19.10.

Original advisory details:

 It was discovered that Aspell incorrectly handled certain inputs.
 An attacker could potentially access sensitive information.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.10:
  aspell                          0.60.7-3ubuntu0.1
  libaspell15                     0.60.7-3ubuntu0.1

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

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/4155-2
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/4155-1
  CVE-2019-17544

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/aspell/0.60.7-3ubuntu0.1

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