USN-5243-2: AIDE vulnerability
20 January 2022
AIDE could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator if it opened a specially crafted file.
- aide - Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment - static binary
USN-5243-1 fixed a vulnerability in aide. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM and Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.
Original advisory 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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
- USN-5243-1: aide, aide-xen, aide-common, aide-dynamic