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USN-4357-1: IPRoute vulnerability

13 May 2020

IPRoute could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted input.



  • iproute2 - networking and traffic control tools


It was discovered that IPRoute incorrectly handled certain inputs.
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 18.04

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