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USN-5610-1: rust-regex vulnerability

14 September 2022

rust-regex could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.

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Details

Addison Crump discovered that rust-regex did not properly limit
the complexity of the regular expressions (regex) it parses.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of
service.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04

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

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