In Redhat and Suse i can run below command in order to install a specific CVE.

for example:

yum update --cve CVE-2015-7547

zypper patch --cve=CVE-2015-7547

in this also possible in Ubuntu?

How can i install a specific CVE by its number?


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apt-get does not support this (nor does any frontend of dpkg that I know of, including aptitude and Synaptic). You an use the CVE tracker: https://people.canonical.com/~ubuntu-security/cve/ to find out the matching package, but there's no automatic way.

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