USN-4618-1: tmux vulnerability

05 November 2020

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

Releases

Packages

  • tmux - terminal multiplexer

Details

Sergey Nizovtsev discovered that tmux incorrectly handled some inputs.
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 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04

After a standard system update you need to restart tmux session to make
all the necessary changes.

References