[USN-4548-1] libuv vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon Sep 28 16:16:51 UTC 2020

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4548-1
September 28, 2020

libuv1 vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS


libuv could be made to crash or execute arbitrary code if it received a specially
crafted path.

Software Description:
- libuv1: asynchronous event notification library - runtime library


It was discovered that libuv incorrectly handled certain paths.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
  libuv1                          1.34.2-1ubuntu1.1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.


Package Information:
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