USN-3570-1: AdvanceCOMP vulnerability

14 February 2018

AdvanceCOMP could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • advancecomp - collection of recompression utilities

Details

Joonun Jang discovered that AdvanceCOMP incorrectly handled certain
malformed zip files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted zip file, a remote attacker could cause
AdvanceCOMP to crash, resulting in 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 17.10
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

References