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USN-3400-1: Augeas vulnerability

21 August 2017

Augeas could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.

Releases

Packages

  • augeas - Configuration editing tool

Details

It was discovered that Augeas incorrectly handled certain strings.
An attacker could use this issue to cause Augeas to crash, leading
to 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 17.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

References