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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4968-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4968-1
Posted May 27, 2021
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 4968-1 - It was discovered that LZ4 incorrectly handled certain memory operations. If a user or automated system were tricked into uncompressing a specially- crafted LZ4 file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause LZ4 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-2021-3520
SHA-256 | 836e6f2c1fadbf1f7e75b0617c9bff905779ac807e186968f98c72a2f7cf62a7

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4968-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4968-1
May 26, 2021

lz4 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 21.04
- Ubuntu 20.10
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

LZ4 could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted
file.

Software Description:
- lz4: Extremely fast compression algorithm

Details:

It was discovered that LZ4 incorrectly handled certain memory operations.
If a user or automated system were tricked into uncompressing a specially-
crafted LZ4 file, a remote attacker could use this issue to cause LZ4 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 21.04:
liblz4-1 1.9.3-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 20.10:
liblz4-1 1.9.2-2ubuntu0.20.10.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
liblz4-1 1.9.2-2ubuntu0.20.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
liblz4-1 0.0~r131-2ubuntu3.1

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

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-4968-1
CVE-2021-3520

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lz4/1.9.3-1ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lz4/1.9.2-2ubuntu0.20.10.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lz4/1.9.2-2ubuntu0.20.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/lz4/0.0~r131-2ubuntu3.1
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