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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3709-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3709-1
Posted Jul 10, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3709-1 - It was discovered that Xapian-core incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-0499
MD5 | be73a1becbb3ecddec20e9c85af579a5

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3709-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3709-1
July 10, 2018

xapian-core vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 17.10

Summary:

Xapian-core could be made to execute arbitrary code if it
received a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- xapian-core: Development files for Xapian search engine library

Details:

It was discovered that Xapian-core incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
libxapian30 1.4.5-1ubuntu0.1
xapian-tools 1.4.5-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 17.10:
libxapian30 1.4.4-2ubuntu0.1
xapian-tools 1.4.4-2ubuntu0.1

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3709-1
CVE-2018-0499

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xapian-core/1.4.5-1ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xapian-core/1.4.4-2ubuntu0.1

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