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USN-4548-1: libuv vulnerability

28 September 2020

libuv could be made to crash or execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted path.



  • libuv1 - asynchronous event notification library - runtime library


It was discovered that libuv incorrectly handled certain paths.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.