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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4085-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4085-1
Posted Aug 1, 2019
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4085-1 - Mike Salvatore discovered that Sigil mishandled certain malformed EPUB files. An attacker could use this vulnerability to write arbitrary files to the filesystem.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-14452
MD5 | cab2adb5f8b771695fff00a8cca3d9c9

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4085-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4085-1
August 01, 2019

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

- Ubuntu 19.04
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

Sigil could be made to overwrite files.

Software Description:
- sigil: multi-platform ebook editor

Details:

Mike Salvatore discovered that Sigil mishandled certain malformed EPUB
files. An attacker could use this vulnerability to write arbitrary files to
the filesystem.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.04:
sigil 0.9.13+dfsg-1ubuntu0.1
sigil-data 0.9.13+dfsg-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
sigil 0.9.9+dfsg-1ubuntu0.1~esm1
sigil-data 0.9.9+dfsg-1ubuntu0.1~esm1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
sigil 0.9.5+dfsg-0ubuntu1+esm1
sigil-data 0.9.5+dfsg-0ubuntu1+esm1

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4085-1
CVE-2019-14452

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sigil/0.9.13+dfsg-1ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sigil/0.9.9+dfsg-1ubuntu0.1~esm1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sigil/0.9.5+dfsg-0ubuntu1+esm1
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