USN-4066-1: libmspack vulnerability

18 July 2019

libmspack could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted CHM file.

Releases

Packages

  • libmspack - library for Microsoft compression formats

Details

It was discovered that libmspack incorrectly handled certain CHM files.
A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

References

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