USN-4243-1: libbsd vulnerabilities
20 January 2020
Several security issues were fixed in libbsd.
- libbsd - utility functions from BSD systems - development files
It was discovered that libbsd incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
This issue only affected Ubuntu 14.04 ESM. (CVE-2016-2090)
It was discovered that libbsd incorrectly handled certain strings.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.