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USN-5490-1: Protocol Buffers vulnerability

21 June 2022

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

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Releases

Packages

  • protobuf - protocol buffers C++ library (development files)

Details

It was discovered that Protocol Buffers did not properly parse certain symbols.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service or other
unspecified impact.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-5945-1: python-protobuf, libprotoc10, libprotobuf-java, libprotoc17, python3-protobuf, libprotobuf17, libprotobuf8, libprotobuf23, libprotobuf-lite23, libprotoc-dev, protobuf-compiler, libprotoc23, libprotobuf10, elpa-protobuf-mode, libprotobuf-lite17, libprotoc8, ruby-google-protobuf, libprotobuf-dev, libprotobuf-lite8, protobuf, libprotobuf-lite10