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USN-5735-1: Sysstat vulnerability

22 November 2022

Sysstat could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it processed specially crafted input.



  • sysstat - system performance tools for Linux


It was discovered that Sysstat did not properly check bounds
when perfoming certain arithmetic operations on 32 bit systems.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or
arbitrary code execution.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 16.04

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


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