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USN-4002-1: Doxygen vulnerability

3 June 2019

Doxygen could be made to run scripts as your login if it received a specially crafted query.



  • doxygen - Documentation system for C, C++, Java, Python and other languages


It was discovered that Doxygen incorrectly handled certain queries.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code
and compromise sensitive information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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