It was discovered that APT set inappropriate permissions on the term.log file. A local attacker could use this flaw to possibly obtain sensitive information. Updated packages are available from security.ubuntu.com.
========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-1662-1 December 12, 2012 apt vulnerability ========================================================================== A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 12.10 - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS - Ubuntu 11.10 Summary: APT could expose sensitive information. Software Description: - apt: Advanced front-end for dpkg Details: It was discovered that APT set inappropriate permissions on the term.log file. A local attacker could use this flaw to possibly obtain sensitive information. Update instructions: The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 12.10: apt 0.9.7.5ubuntu5.2 Ubuntu 12.04 LTS: apt 0.8.16~exp12ubuntu10.7 Ubuntu 11.10: apt 0.8.16~exp5ubuntu13.6 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes. References: http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-1662-1 CVE-2012-0961 Package Information: https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/0.9.7.5ubuntu5.2 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/0.8.16~exp12ubuntu10.7 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/apt/0.8.16~exp5ubuntu13.6