[USN-3323-2] GNU C Library vulnerability
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Thu Jun 29 18:37:43 UTC 2017
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3323-2
June 29, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
Gnu C library could be made to run programs as an administrator.
- eglibc: GNU C Library
USN-3323-1 fixed a vulnerability in the GNU C Library. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that the GNU C library did not properly handle memory
when processing environment variables for setuid programs. A local attacker
could use this in combination with another vulnerability to gain
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
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