[USN-6276-1] unixODBC vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon Aug 7 11:29:34 UTC 2023

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6276-1
August 07, 2023

unixodbc vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)


unixODBC could be made to denial of service.

Software Description:
- unixodbc: Basic ODBC tools


It was discovered that unixODBC incorrectly handled certain unicode
to ansi copies. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  libodbc1                        2.3.1-4.1ubuntu0.1~esm1
  unixodbc                        2.3.1-4.1ubuntu0.1~esm1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  libodbc1                        2.2.14p2-5ubuntu5+esm1
  unixodbc                        2.2.14p2-5ubuntu5+esm1

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


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