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USN-5007-1: libuv vulnerability

7 July 2021

libuv could be made to crash or expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted input.



  • libuv1 - asynchronous event notification library - runtime library


Eric Sesterhenn discovered that libuv incorrectly handled certain strings.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information
or cause a crash.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 20.10
Ubuntu 20.04

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