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USN-3605-1: Sharutils vulnerability

22 March 2018

Sharutils could be made to execute arbitrary code if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • sharutils - shar, unshar, uuencode, uudecode


It was discovered that Sharutils incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker
could possibly use this to 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.