[USN-2901-1] xdelta3 vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Feb 17 15:47:03 UTC 2016
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2901-1
February 17, 2016
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 15.10
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
xdelta3 could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially
- xdelta3: Diff utility which works with binary files
It was discovered that xdelta3 incorrectly handled certain files. If a user
or automated system were tricked into processing a specially-crafted file,
a remote attacker could use this issue to cause xdelta3 to crash, resulting
in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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