USN-3454-2: libffi vulnerability

24 October 2017

libffi vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary

A security issue was fixed in libffi.

Software Description

  • libffi - Foreign Function Interface library (development files, 32bit)

Details

USN-3454-1 fixed a vulnerability in libffi. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that libffi incorrectly enforced an executable stack. An attacker could possibly use this issue, in combination with another vulnerability, to facilitate executing arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
libffi6 - 3.0.11~rc1-5ubuntu0.1

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.

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