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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2371-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2371-1
Posted Oct 8, 2014
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 2371-1 - It was discovered that Exuberant Ctags incorrectly handled certain minified js files. An attacker could use this issue to possibly cause Exuberant Ctags to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

tags | advisory, denial of service
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2014-7204
SHA-256 | e1310a573652721d1b1014aa64ccae06f997cbb67086d8bcedd74cf279eced7e

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2371-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2371-1
October 08, 2014

exuberant-ctags vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

Exuberant Ctags could be made to consume resources.

Software Description:
- exuberant-ctags: build tag file indexes of source code definitions

Details:

It was discovered that Exuberant Ctags incorrectly handled certain minified
js files. An attacker could use this issue to possibly cause Exuberant
Ctags to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
exuberant-ctags 1:5.9~svn20110310-7ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
exuberant-ctags 1:5.9~svn20110310-3ubuntu0.1

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

References:
http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2371-1
CVE-2014-7204

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exuberant-ctags/1:5.9~svn20110310-7ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exuberant-ctags/1:5.9~svn20110310-3ubuntu0.1
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