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USN-3764-1: Zsh vulnerabilities

11 September 2018

Zsh could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted script.

Releases

Packages

  • zsh - shell with lots of features

Details

It was discovered that Zsh incorrectly handled certain scripts.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-0502, CVE-2018-13259)

Richard Maciel Costa discovered that Zsh incorrectly handled certain scripts.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2018-1100)

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 restart Zsh to make
all the necessary changes.