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USN-5148-1: hivex vulnerability

16 November 2021

hivex could be made to crash or leak information if it received specially crafted input.



  • hivex - utilities for reading and writing Windows Registry hives


It was discovered that hivex incorrectly handled certain input. An attacker
could use this vulnerability to cause a crash or obtain sensitive information.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 21.10
Ubuntu 21.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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


Related notices

  • USN-5148-2: libwin-hivex-perl, hivex, ruby-hivex, libhivex-ocaml-dev, libhivex-dev, libhivex-ocaml, libhivex0, python3-hivex, libhivex-bin, python-hivex