[USN-2901-1] xdelta3 vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Feb 17 15:47:03 UTC 2016

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2901-1
February 17, 2016

xdelta3 vulnerability

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
crafted file.

Software Description:
- 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.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 15.10:
  xdelta3                         3.0.8-dfsg-1ubuntu0.15.10.2

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  xdelta3                         3.0.7-dfsg-2ubuntu0.2

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.


Package Information:

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