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USN-3916-1: libsolv vulnerabilities

22 March 2019

Libzip could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.

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Releases

Packages

  • libsolv - A dependency solver using a satisfiablility algorithm

Details

It was discovered that libsolv incorrectly handled certain malformed input. If a
user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted file,
applications that rely on libsolv could be made to crash, resulting in a denial
of service.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.10

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

Related notices

  • USN-4851-1: libsolvext0-dev, libsolv-doc, libsolv-tools, libsolv, python-solv, libsolv0-dev, libsolvext0, python3-solv, libsolv0, libsolv-perl