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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5988-1

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5988-1
Posted Mar 31, 2023
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 5988-1 - It was discovered that integer overflows vulnerabilities existed in Xcftools. An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service or possibly execute arbitrary code.

tags | advisory, denial of service, overflow, arbitrary, vulnerability
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2019-5086
SHA-256 | bde642c6657d07ea328d86508275a3383ebe1962bfbef9e018aa344510b008e4

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5988-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5988-1
March 29, 2023

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM

Summary:

Xcftools could be made to crash or run programs as an administrator
if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- xcftools: command-line tools for extracting data for XCF files

Details:

It was discovered that integer overflows vulnerabilities existed in Xcftools.
An attacker could use this to cause a denial of service (system crash) or
possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2019-5086, CVE-2019-5087)

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
xcftools 1.0.7-6ubuntu0.20.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
xcftools 1.0.7-6ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
xcftools 1.0.7-5ubuntu0.1~esm1

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

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5988-1
CVE-2019-5086, CVE-2019-5087

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xcftools/1.0.7-6ubuntu0.20.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xcftools/1.0.7-6ubuntu0.1
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