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USN-5243-1: AIDE vulnerability

20 January 2022

AIDE could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator if it opened a specially crafted file.

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Releases

Packages

  • aide - Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment

Details

David Bouman discovered that AIDE incorrectly handled base64 operations. A
local attacker could use this issue to cause AIDE to crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

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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.

References

Related notices

  • USN-5243-2: aide-common, aide, aide-xen, aide-dynamic