USN-4380-1: Apache Ant vulnerability

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Apache Ant vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 19.10

Apache Ant could leak sensitive information or be made to run programs as your login.

Software Description

  • ant - Java based build tool like make

It was discovered that Apache Ant created temporary files with insecure permissions. An attacker could use this vulnerability to read sensitive information leaked into /tmp, or potentially inject malicious code into a project that is built with Apache Ant.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10
ant - 1.10.6-1ubuntu0.1
ant-doc - 1.10.6-1ubuntu0.1
ant-optional - 1.10.6-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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


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