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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4696-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4696-1
Posted Jan 19, 2021
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4696-1 - It was discovered that HTMLDOC incorrectly handled certain HTML files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

tags | advisory, denial of service
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-19630
MD5 | 8db6722155e080664d72df4f9eef7257

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4696-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4696-1
January 18, 2021

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

- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS

Summary:

HTMLDOC could be made to denial of service if it received a specially
crafted HTML file.

Software Description:
- htmldoc: HTML processor that generates indexed HTML, PS, and PDF

Details:

It was discovered that HTMLDOC incorrectly handled certain HTML files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
htmldoc 1.9.2-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
htmldoc 1.8.27-8ubuntu1.1

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

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4696-1
CVE-2019-19630

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/htmldoc/1.9.2-1ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/htmldoc/1.8.27-8ubuntu1.1
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