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USN-4631-1: libmaxminddb vulnerability

12 November 2020

libmaxminddb could be made to crash if it received specially crafted data.

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Releases

Packages

Details

It was discovered that libmaxminddb incorrectly handled certain memory
operations. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
applications using libmaxminddb to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-5751-1: libmaxminddb0, libmaxminddb, libmaxminddb-dev, mmdb-bin