[USN-6486-1] iniParser vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa leo.barbosa at canonical.com
Mon Nov 20 11:38:44 UTC 2023

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6486-1
November 20, 2023

iniparser vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 23.10
- Ubuntu 23.04
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS


Iniparser could be made to crash if it received a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- iniparser: development files for the iniParser INI file reader/writer


It was discovered that iniParser incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 23.10:
  libiniparser1                   4.1-6ubuntu0.23.10.1

Ubuntu 23.04:
  libiniparser1                   4.1-6ubuntu0.23.04.1

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
  libiniparser1                   4.1-4ubuntu4.1

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


Package Information:

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