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USN-3454-2: libffi vulnerability

24 October 2017

A security issue was fixed in libffi.

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Releases

Packages

  • libffi - Foreign Function Interface library (development files, 32bit)

Details

USN-3454-1 fixed a vulnerability in libffi. This update
provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that libffi incorrectly enforced an executable stack. An
attacker could possibly use this issue, in combination with another
vulnerability, to facilitate executing arbitrary code.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-3454-1: libffi, libffi-dev, libffi6-udeb, libffi6