CVE-2020-16121 – PackageKit provided detailed error messages to unprivileged callers that exposed information

CVE-2020-16121 – PackageKit provided detailed error messages to unprivileged callers that exposed information.

CVE-ID CVE-2020-16121

Description
PackageKit provided detailed error messages to unprivileged callers that exposed information about file presence and mimetype of files that the user would be unable to determine on its own.

References
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MISC:https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/packagekit/+bug/1888887
URL:https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/packagekit/+bug/1888887
MISC:https://www.eyecontrol.nl/blog/the-story-of-3-cves-in-ubuntu-desktop.html
URL:https://www.eyecontrol.nl/blog/the-story-of-3-cves-in-ubuntu-desktop.html 

Assigning CNA
Canonical Ltd.

Date Entry Created
20200729

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Phase (Legacy)

Assigned (20200729)

Votes (Legacy)

Comments (Legacy)

Proposed (Legacy)
N/A

Author profile
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