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USN-2371-1: Exuberant Ctags vulnerability

8 October 2014

Exuberant Ctags could be made to consume resources.

Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that Exuberant Ctags incorrectly handled certain minified
js files. An attacker could use this issue to possibly cause Exuberant
Ctags to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

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.

References