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USN-3658-2: procps-ng vulnerabilities

5 June 2018

Several security issues were fixed in procps-ng.



  • procps - /proc file system utilities


USN-3658-1 fixed a vulnerability in procps-ng. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that libprocps incorrectly handled the file2strvec()
function. A local attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2018-1124)

It was discovered that procps-ng incorrectly handled memory. A local
attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-1126)

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.

Related notices

  • USN-3658-1: libprocps3-dev, libprocps3, libprocps6, libprocps4, libprocps4-dev, procps, libprocps-dev