USN-2300-1: LZO vulnerability
24 July 2014
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
LZO could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially crafted data.
- lzo2 - data compression library
Don A. Bailey discovered that LZO incorrectly handled certain input data. An attacker could use this issue to cause LZO to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.