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USN-4852-1: VTK vulnerabilities

15 March 2021

Several security issues were fixed in VTK.

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Releases

Packages

  • vtk - Visualization Toolkit - A high level 3D visualization library - j

Details

It was discovered that VTK incorrectly handled certain XML files in the
embedded Expat library. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
a denial of service or expose sensitive information.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

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