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USN-5256-2: uriparser vulnerabilities

18 July 2022

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

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Releases

Packages

  • uriparser - Strictly RFC 3986 compliant URI parsing library

Details

USN-5256-1 fixed several vulnerabilities in uriparser. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 14.04 ESM, Ubuntu 16.04 ESM and
Ubuntu 20.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that uriparser incorrectly handled certain memory operations.
An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service.
(CVE-2021-46141, CVE-2021-46142)

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

Related notices

  • USN-5256-1: liburiparser1, liburiparser-doc, uriparser, liburiparser-dev