[USN-4338-2] re2c vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Tue Apr 28 12:53:53 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4338-2
April 28, 2020

re2c vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


re2c could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received
a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- re2c: tool for generating fast C-based recognizers


USN-4338-1 fixed vulnerabilities in re2c. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 20.04 LTS.

Original advisory details:

 Agostino Sarubbo discovered that re2c incorrectly handled certain files.
 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 20.04 LTS:
  re2c                            1.3-1ubuntu0.1

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


Package Information:
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