[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
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.
- 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.
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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