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USN-5563-1: http-parser vulnerability

10 August 2022

http-parser could be made to expose sensitive data if it received a specially crafted request.

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Releases

Packages

  • http-parser - parser for HTTP messages: development libraries and header files

Details

It was discovered that http-parser incorrectly handled certain requests.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to bypass security controls or
gain unauthorized access to sensitive data.

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Ubuntu Pro provides ten-year security coverage to 25,000+ packages in Main and Universe repositories, and it is free for up to five machines.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04

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

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