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USN-4955-1: Please vulnerabilities

17 May 2021

Several security issues were fixed in Please.



  • rust-pleaser - Please, a polite regex-first sudo alternative


Matthias Gerstner discovered that Please contained multiple security
issues. A local attacker could use these issues to cause Please to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly escalate privileges.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.04

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