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USN-6719-1: util-linux vulnerability

27 March 2024

util-linux could be made to expose sensitive information.

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Releases

Packages

Details

Skyler Ferrante discovered that the util-linux wall command did not filter
escape sequences from command line arguments. A local attacker could
possibly use this issue to obtain sensitive information.

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Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 23.10
Ubuntu 22.04
Ubuntu 20.04

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

References

Related notices

  • USN-6719-2: libblkid-dev, uuid-dev, libuuid1, libfdisk-dev, libmount-dev, libsmartcols1, bsdextrautils, libmount1, util-linux-locales, eject, libblkid1, util-linux-extra, fdisk, libsmartcols-dev, uuid-runtime, rfkill, util-linux, mount, libfdisk1, bsdutils