[USN-4002-1] Doxygen vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon Jun 3 13:28:24 UTC 2019

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4002-1
June 03, 2019

doxygen vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


Doxygen could be made to run scripts as your login if it received a
specially crafted query.

Software Description:
- doxygen: Documentation system for C, C++, Java, Python and other


It was discovered that Doxygen incorrectly handled certain queries.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code
and compromise sensitive information.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  doxygen                         1.8.11-1ubuntu0.1

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


Package Information:
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