[USN-3454-1] libffi vulnerability
marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Thu Oct 12 19:11:27 UTC 2017
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3454-1
October 12, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
A security issue was fixed in libffi.
- libffi: Foreign Function Interface library
It was discovered that libffi incorrectly enforced an executable stack. An
attacker could possibly use this issue, in combination with another
vulnerability, to facilitate executing 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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