Ubuntu-14.04 [SOLVED]: Installing software for 14.04 from 16.04 or newer repositories

Ubuntu-14.04 [SOLVED]: Installing software for 14.04 from 16.04 or newer repositories

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    Anonymous

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    I want to install GNU screen. In 14.04 LTS, latest available in main repos is 4.1.0~20120320gitdb59704-9 [click me] and trusty-backports gives me 4.2.1-2~ubuntu14.04.1 [click me]. Because of CVE-2017-5618 I want to install anything newer than 4.5.0.

    In the artful repos I can get 4.6.1-1 [click me]

    I understand from reading UbuntuBackports that, basically, I can’t get my hands on anything newer than 4.2.1-2~ubuntu14.04.1 while living within 14.04 LTS. Is this true? (installing manually with .deb is not preferred)

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    Anonymous

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    According to https://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-security/cve/2017/CVE-2017-5618.html you are not affected.

    Package Source: screen (LP Ubuntu Debian) Upstream: released (4.5.0-3)

    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Trusty Tahr): not-affected

    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Xenial Xerus): not-affected

    Ubuntu 17.04 (Zesty Zapus): not-affected (4.5.0-3)

    I do not know if you can install anything newer than 4.2.1-2~ubuntu14.04.1 , but if the backports team says no, then it is unlikely you can upgrade as I would assume they know that status best.

    You could try pinning and / or installing from source code. Pinning is not as easy as it sounds and can break your system (I generally advise pinning to advanced users only)

    There are examples of pinning and how to use pinning here:

    https://help.ubuntu.com/community/PinningHowto

    In your case, skipping from 14.04 to 16.04 or higher, and considering backports team advises against upgrading to a higher version, I would advise against it as well.

    Source: https://askubuntu.com/questions/985534/installing-software-for-14-04-from-16-04-or-newer-repositories
    Author: Panther
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