[USN-6518-1] AFFLIB vulnerability

Nick Galanis nick.galanis at canonical.com
Tue Nov 28 18:00:12 UTC 2023

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6518-1
November 28, 2023

afflib vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)


AFFLIB could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted

Software Description:
- afflib: Advanced Forensics Format Library


Luis Rocha discovered that AFFLIB incorrectly handled certain input files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially
crafted AFF image file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause a denial of service via application crash. (CVE-2018-8050)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   afflib-tools                    3.7.16-2ubuntu0.1~esm1
   libafflib0v5                    3.7.16-2ubuntu0.1~esm1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   afflib-tools                    3.7.7-3ubuntu0.1~esm1
   libafflib0v5                    3.7.7-3ubuntu0.1~esm1

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


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