[USN-3570-1] AdvanceCOMP vulnerability

Marc Deslauriers marc.deslauriers at canonical.com
Wed Feb 14 16:03:50 UTC 2018

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3570-1
February 14, 2018

advancecomp vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 17.10
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS


AdvanceCOMP could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially
crafted file.

Software Description:
- advancecomp: collection of recompression utilities


Joonun Jang discovered that AdvanceCOMP incorrectly handled certain
malformed zip files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted zip file, a remote attacker could cause
AdvanceCOMP 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 17.10:
  advancecomp                     2.0-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  advancecomp                     1.20-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  advancecomp                     1.18-1ubuntu0.1

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


Package Information:

-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: signature.asc
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 801 bytes
Desc: OpenPGP digital signature
URL: <https://lists.ubuntu.com/archives/ubuntu-security-announce/attachments/20180214/8869feb1/attachment.sig>

More information about the ubuntu-security-announce mailing list