[USN-4652-1] SniffIt vulnerability
mike.salvatore at canonical.com
Mon Nov 30 16:44:13 UTC 2020
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4652-1
November 30, 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
SniffIt could be made to crash or run programs as root if it
opened a specially crafted file.
- sniffit: packet sniffer and monitoring tool
It was discovered that SniffIt incorrectly handled certain configuration
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 16.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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