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USN-5379-1: klibc vulnerabilities

18 April 2022

Several security issues were fixed in klibc.

Releases

Packages

  • klibc - small utilities built with klibc for early boot

Details

It was discovered that klibc did not properly perform
some mathematical operations, leading to an integer overflow.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-31870)

It was discovered that klibc did not properly handled some
memory allocations on 64 bit systems. An attacker could
possibly use this issue to cause a crash, resulting in a
denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
(CVE-2021-31871)

It was discovered that klibc did not properly handled some file
sizes values on 32 bit systems. An attacker could possibly use
this issue to cause a crash, resulting in a denial of service,
or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-31872)

It was discovered that klibc did not properly handled some
memory allocations. An attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause a crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2021-31873)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.