USN-4218-1: GNU C Library vulnerability

10 December 2019

GNU C Library could be made to execute arbitrary code or cause a crash if it received a specially crafted input.




Jakub Wilk discovered that GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain memory alignments.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code or cause
a crash.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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


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