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USN-5672-1: GMP vulnerability

12 October 2022

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

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Releases

Packages

  • gmp - Multiprecision arithmetic library developers tools

Details

It was discovered that GMP did not properly manage memory
on 32-bit platforms when processing a specially crafted
input. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
applications using GMP to crash, resulting in 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 20.04
Ubuntu 18.04
Ubuntu 16.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-5672-2: libgmp-dev, libgmp10-doc, libgmpxx4ldbl, libgmp10, libgmp3-dev, gmp