USN-3759-1: libtirpc vulnerabilities

05 September 2018

Several security issues were fixed in libtirpc.

Releases

Packages

  • libtirpc - transport-independent RPC library - development files

Details

Aldy Hernandez discovered that libtirpc incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2016-4429)

It was discovered that libtirpc incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2018-14622)

It was discovered that libtirpc incorrectly handled certain strings.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2017-8779)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.