USN-5378-2: XZ Utils vulnerability
13 April 2022
XZ Utils could be made to overwrite arbitrary files.
- xz-utils - XZ-format compression utilities
Cleemy Desu Wayo discovered that XZ Utils incorrectly handled certain
filenames. If a user or automated system were tricked into performing
xzgrep operations with specially crafted filenames, a remote attacker could
overwrite arbitrary files.
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.