[USN-3815-2] gettext vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon Nov 12 13:29:04 UTC 2018

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3815-2
November 12, 2018

gettext vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


gettext could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received
a specially crafted message.

Software Description:
- gettext: GNU Internationalization utilities


USN-3815-1 fixed a vulnerability in gettext. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

 It was discovered that gettext incorrectly handled certain messages.
 An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:

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

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