USN-3815-2: gettext vulnerability

12 November 2018

gettext could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted message.



  • gettext - GNU Internationalization utilities


USN-3815-1 fixed a vulnerability in gettext. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that gettext incorrectly handled certain messages.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

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-3815-1: libasprintf0c2, gettext-doc, libasprintf0v5, libgettextpo0, gettext-el, gettext, libasprintf-dev, gettext-base, libgettextpo-dev, autopoint