[USN-4038-2] bzip2 vulnerabilities
Leonidas S. Barbosa
leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Wed Jun 26 14:21:09 UTC 2019
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4038-2
June 26, 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
Several security issues were fixed in bzip2.
- bzip2: high-quality block-sorting file compressor - utilities
USN-4038-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in bzip2. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM and Ubuntu 14.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
Aladdin Mubaied discovered that bzip2 incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
It was discovered that bzip2 incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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