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USN-5614-1: Wayland vulnerability

15 September 2022

Wayland could be made to crash or run programs.

Releases

Packages

  • wayland - Wayland compositor infrastructure

Details

It was discovered that Wayland incorrectly handled reference counting
certain objects. An attacker could use this issue to cause Wayland to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04

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

References