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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4507-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4507-1
Posted Sep 16, 2020
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4507-1 - It was discovered that ncmpc incorrectly handled long chat messages. A remote attacker could possibly exploit this with a crafted chat message, causing ncmpc to crash, resulting in a denial of service.

tags | advisory, remote, denial of service
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-9240
MD5 | ab3bfe7e87e99103331e759966ce1d69

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4507-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4507-1
September 16, 2020

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

ncmpc could be made to crash if it received a long chat message.

Software Description:
- ncmpc: ncurses-based audio player

Details:

It was discovered that ncmpc incorrectly handled long chat messages. A remote
attacker could possibly exploit this with a crafted chat message, causing ncmpc
to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2018-9240)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
ncmpc 0.24-1+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
ncmpc-lyrics 0.24-1+deb8u1build0.16.04.1

After a standard system update you need to restart ncmpc to make all the
necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4507-1
CVE-2018-9240

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/ncmpc/0.24-1+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
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