USN-3929-1: Firebird vulnerabilities

2 April 2019

firebird2.5 vulnerabilities

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

  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

Several security issues were fixed in Firebird.

Software Description

  • firebird2.5 - A full-featured, open source SQL database derived from Borland InterBase 6.0

Details

It was discovered that Firebird incorrectly handled certain malformed packets. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue with a specially crafted network packet to cause Firebird to crash, resulting in a denial of service. (CVE-2014-9323)

It was discovered that Firebird incorrectly handled certain UDF libraries. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2017-6369)

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
firebird2.5-classic - 2.5.2.26540.ds4-9ubuntu1.1
firebird2.5-classic-common - 2.5.2.26540.ds4-9ubuntu1.1
firebird2.5-server-common - 2.5.2.26540.ds4-9ubuntu1.1
firebird2.5-super - 2.5.2.26540.ds4-9ubuntu1.1
firebird2.5-superclassic - 2.5.2.26540.ds4-9ubuntu1.1
libfbclient2 - 2.5.2.26540.ds4-9ubuntu1.1
libfbembed2.5 - 2.5.2.26540.ds4-9ubuntu1.1
libib-util - 2.5.2.26540.ds4-9ubuntu1.1

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