USN-3547-1: Libtasn1 vulnerabilities

25 January 2018

Several security issues were fixed in Libtasn1.

Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that Libtasn1 incorrectly handled certain files.
If a user were tricked into opening a crafted file, an attacker could possibly
use this to cause a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04
LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-10790)

It was discovered that Libtasn1 incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this to cause Libtasn1 to hang, resulting
in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and
Ubuntu 17.10. (CVE-2018-6003)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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