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USN-5570-1: zlib vulnerability

17 August 2022

zlib could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially crafted input.

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Releases

Packages

  • zlib - Lossless data-compression library

Details

Evgeny Legerov discovered that zlib incorrectly handled memory when
performing certain inflate operations. An attacker could use this issue
to cause zlib to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

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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
Ubuntu 16.04
Ubuntu 14.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-5573-1: rsync
  • USN-5570-2: lib32z1-dev, lib32z1, zlib1g-dev, libx32z1-dev, lib64z1, zlib, libx32z1, zlib1g, lib64z1-dev