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USN-4501-1: LuaJIT vulnerability

15 September 2020

LuaJIT could be made crash or expose sensitive information if it received specially crafted input.

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Releases

Packages

  • luajit - Just in time compiler for Lua programming language version 5.1

Details

It was discovered that an out-of-bounds read existed in LuaJIT. An
attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (application crash)
or possibly expose sensitive information. (CVE-2020-15890)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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

References