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USN-2300-1: LZO vulnerability

24 July 2014

LZO could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted data.



  • lzo2 - data compression library


Don A. Bailey discovered that LZO incorrectly handled certain input data.
An attacker could use this issue to cause LZO to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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