USN-3658-2: procps-ng vulnerabilities

5 June 2018

procps vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


Several security issues were fixed in procps-ng.

Software Description

  • procps - /proc file system utilities


USN-3658-1 fixed a vulnerability in procps-ng. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that libprocps incorrectly handled the file2strvec() function. A local attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-1124)

It was discovered that procps-ng incorrectly handled memory. A local attacker could use this issue to cause a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-1126)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
procps - 1:3.2.8-11ubuntu6.5

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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