USN-3815-2: gettext vulnerability

12 November 2018

gettext vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary

gettext could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted message.

Software Description

  • gettext - GNU Internationalization utilities

Details

USN-3815-1 fixed a vulnerability in gettext. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that gettext incorrectly handled certain messages. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
gettext - 0.18.1.1-5ubuntu3.1

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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