USN-4338-1: re2c vulnerability

22 April 2020

re2c could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted file.

Releases

Packages

  • re2c - tool for generating fast C-based recognizers

Details

Agostino Sarubbo discovered that re2c incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.10

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

References