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Remote Code Execution in apt/apt-get

tl;dr I found a vulnerability in apt that allows a network man-in-the-middle (or a malicious package mirror) to execute arbitrary code as root on a machine installing any package. The bug has been fixed in the latest versions of apt. If you’re worried about being exploited during the update process...
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Difference Between apt vs apt-get Explained

You might be wondering what’s the difference between apt-get and apt? And if they have a similar command structure, what was the need for the new apt command? You might also be thinking if apt is better than apt-get? Should you be using the new apt command or stick with the good old apt-get...
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apt repository
Once you create your very own localized repository, apt can install any .deb file placed in the local repo directory and resolve the associated dependencies.

Create Your Own Local apt Repository to Avoid “Dependency Hell”

There are times when you download a .deb file that simply must be installed. Once on your machine, you run the dpkg command on the file only to find yourself in a quagmire of dependencies. Unfortunately, that necessary piece of software cannot be found in a standard repository. Instead of trying to...
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15 Examples of How to Use New Advanced Package Tool (APT) in Ubuntu/Debian

One important thing to master under Linux System/Server Administration is package management using different package management tools. Different Linux distributions install applications in a pre-compiled package that contain binary files, configuration files and also information about the...
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