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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3950-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3950-1
Posted Apr 18, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3950-1 - It was discovered that ZNC incorrectly handled certain invalid encodings. An authenticated remote user could use this issue to cause ZNC to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-9917
MD5 | e044a6e5ad6e7b9d1ce9c6b7967e20e9

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3950-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3950-1
April 18, 2019

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

- Ubuntu 18.10

Summary:

ZNC could be made to crash or run programs if it received specially
crafted network traffic.

Software Description:
- znc: advanced modular IRC bouncer

Details:

It was discovered that ZNC incorrectly handled certain invalid encodings.
An authenticated remote user could use this issue to cause ZNC to crash,
resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.10:
znc 1.7.1-2ubuntu0.1

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3950-1
CVE-2019-9917

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/znc/1.7.1-2ubuntu0.1

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