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USN-5078-1: Squashfs-Tools vulnerability

15 September 2021

Squashfs-Tools could be made to overwrite files.

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Packages

Details

Richard Weinberger discovered that Squashfs-Tools mishandled certain
malformed SQUASHFS files. An attacker could use this vulnerability to
write arbitrary files to the filesystem.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

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