[USN-3437-1] OCaml vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Tue Oct 3 19:53:31 UTC 2017

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3437-1
October 03, 2017

ocaml vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


OCaml applications could be made to crash, expose sensitive information, or
run programs.

Software Description:
- ocaml: ML language implementation with a class-based object system


Radek Micek discovered that OCaml incorrectly handled sign extensions. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause applications using OCaml to
crash, to possibly obtain sensitive information, or to possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  ocaml                           4.01.0-3ubuntu3.1

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


Package Information:

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