[USN-3454-2] libffi vulnerability
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Tue Oct 24 13:45:43 UTC 2017
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3454-2
October 24, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
A security issue was fixed in libffi.
- libffi: Foreign Function Interface library (development files, 32bit)
USN-3454-1 fixed a vulnerability in libffi. This update
provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
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 12.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
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