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USN-3437-1: OCaml vulnerability

3 October 2017

OCaml applications could be made to crash, expose sensitive information, or run programs.



  • ocaml - ML language implementation with a class-based object system


Radek Micek discovered that OCaml incorrectly handled sign extensions. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause applications using OCaml to
crash, to possibly obtain sensitive information, or to possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04

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