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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3437-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3437-1
Posted Oct 3, 2017
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3437-1 - Radek Micek discovered that OCaml incorrectly handled sign extensions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause applications using OCaml to crash, to possibly obtain sensitive information, or to possibly execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, remote, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2015-8869
MD5 | 6c9f7f438e6c968695728eb6cfc3799a

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3437-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3437-1
October 03, 2017

ocaml vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

OCaml applications could be made to crash, expose sensitive information, or
run programs.

Software Description:
- ocaml: ML language implementation with a class-based object system

Details:

Radek Micek discovered that OCaml incorrectly handled sign extensions. A
remote attacker could use this issue to cause applications using OCaml to
crash, to possibly obtain sensitive information, or to possibly execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
ocaml 4.01.0-3ubuntu3.1

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

References:
https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3437-1
CVE-2015-8869

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ocaml/4.01.0-3ubuntu3.1


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