[USN-5334-1] man-db vulnerability
Camila Camargo de Matos
camila.camargodematos at canonical.com
Thu Mar 17 12:58:35 UTC 2022
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5334-1
March 17, 2022
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
man-db could be made to overwrite file and directory permissions.
- man-db: on-line manual pager
It was discovered that man-db incorrectly handled permission changing
operations in its daily cron job, and was therefore affected by a race
condition. An attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges
and execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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