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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3749-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3749-1
Posted Aug 22, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3749-1 - Multiple memory safety issues were fixed in Spidermonkey. An attacker could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, or execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-5188
MD5 | 693d2fa8a599799659710831e785b425

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3749-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3749-1
August 22, 2018

mozjs52 vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in Spidermonkey.

Software Description:
- mozjs52: SpiderMonkey JavaScript library

Details:

Multiple memory safety issues were fixed in Spidermonkey. An attacker
could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, or execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
libmozjs-52-0 52.9.1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3749-1
CVE-2018-5188

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mozjs52/52.9.1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1

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