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USN-3709-1: Xapian-core vulnerability

10 July 2018

Xapian-core could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted file.



  • xapian-core - Development files for Xapian search engine library


It was discovered that Xapian-core 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 18.04
Ubuntu 17.10

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