USN-4652-1: SniffIt vulnerability

30 November 2020

SniffIt could be made to crash or run programs as root if it opened a specially crafted file.



  • sniffit - packet sniffer and monitoring tool


It was discovered that SniffIt incorrectly handled certain configuration
files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

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.