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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.

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Releases

Packages

  • aide - Advanced Intrusion Detection Environment - static binary

Details

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.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04
  • aide - 0.16~a2.git20130520-3ubuntu0.1~esm1
    Available with Ubuntu Pro
Ubuntu 14.04
  • aide - 0.16~a2.git20130520-2ubuntu0.1+esm1
    Available with Ubuntu Pro

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-5243-1: aide-common, aide-dynamic, aide, aide-xen