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USN-5198-1: HTMLDOC vulnerability

16 December 2021

HTMLDOC could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.

Releases

Packages

  • htmldoc - HTML processor that generates indexed HTML, PS, and PDF

Details

It was discovered that HTMLDOC improperly handled malformed URIs from an input
html file. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.

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.

References