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USN-5035-1: GPSd vulnerability

10 August 2021

GPSd could return the wrong time.



  • gpsd - Global Positioning System


It was discovered that GPSd incorrectly handled certain leap second events
which would result in the time jumping back 1024 weeks on 2021-10-31.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 20.04

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