USN-3570-1: AdvanceCOMP vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3570-1

14th February, 2018

advancecomp vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 17.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

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

Software description

  • advancecomp
    – collection of recompression utilities

Details

Joonun Jang discovered that AdvanceCOMP incorrectly handled certain
malformed zip files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted zip file, a remote attacker could cause
AdvanceCOMP 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 version:

Ubuntu 17.10:
advancecomp

2.0-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
advancecomp

1.20-1ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
advancecomp

1.18-1ubuntu0.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2018-1056


Source From: ubuntu.com.
Original article title: USN-3570-1: AdvanceCOMP vulnerability.
This full article can be read at: USN-3570-1: AdvanceCOMP vulnerability.

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