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USN-4360-1: json-c vulnerability

14 May 2020

json-c could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted JSON file.

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Releases

Packages

  • json-c - JSON manipulation library

Details

It was discovered that json-c incorrectly handled certain JSON files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 19.10
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04
Ubuntu 12.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-4360-4: libjson-c-doc, libjson0-dev, libjson-c2, libjson-c4-udeb, libjson-c3-udeb, libjson-c3, libjson-c4, libjson0, json-c, libjson-c-dev