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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4416-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4416-1
Posted Jul 6, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4416-1 - Florian Weimer discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain memory operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain SSE2-optimized memmove operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Various other issues were also addressed.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2017-12133, CVE-2017-18269, CVE-2018-11236, CVE-2018-11237, CVE-2018-19591, CVE-2018-6485, CVE-2019-19126, CVE-2019-9169, CVE-2020-10029, CVE-2020-1751, CVE-2020-1752
MD5 | 975e041e3d37f449a833dd5fe6546f60

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4416-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4416-1
July 06, 2020

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

- Ubuntu 19.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

Several security issues were fixed in GNU C Library.

Software Description:
- glibc: GNU C Library

Details:

Florian Weimer discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled
certain memory operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause
the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2017-12133)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain
SSE2-optimized memmove operations. A remote attacker could use this issue
to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.
(CVE-2017-18269)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain
pathname operations. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the
GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS.
(CVE-2018-11236)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain
AVX-512-optimized mempcpy operations. A remote attacker could use this
issue to cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of
service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. This issue only affected
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-11237)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain
hostname loookups. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU
C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-19591)

Jakub Wilk discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain
memalign functions. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU
C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2018-6485)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly ignored the
LD_PREFER_MAP_32BIT_EXEC environment variable after security transitions. A
local attacker could use this issue to bypass ASLR restrictions.
(CVE-2019-19126)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain
regular expressions. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service. This
issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. (CVE-2019-9169)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain
bit patterns. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C
Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04 LTS and Ubuntu 18.04
LTS. (CVE-2020-10029)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled certain
signal trampolines on PowerPC. A remote attacker could use this issue to
cause the GNU C Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-1751)

It was discovered that the GNU C Library incorrectly handled tilde
expansion. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause the GNU C
Library to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute
arbitrary code. (CVE-2020-1752)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 19.10:
libc6 2.30-0ubuntu2.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
libc6 2.27-3ubuntu1.2

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
libc6 2.23-0ubuntu11.2

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4416-1
CVE-2017-12133, CVE-2017-18269, CVE-2018-11236, CVE-2018-11237,
CVE-2018-19591, CVE-2018-6485, CVE-2019-19126, CVE-2019-9169,
CVE-2020-10029, CVE-2020-1751, CVE-2020-1752

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/glibc/2.30-0ubuntu2.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/glibc/2.27-3ubuntu1.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/glibc/2.23-0ubuntu11.2

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