USN-4001-1: libseccomp vulnerability

30 May 2019

libseccomp vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 19.04
  • Ubuntu 18.10
  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


libseccomp could allow unintended access to system calls.

Software Description

  • libseccomp - library for working with the Linux seccomp filter


Jann Horn discovered that libseccomp did not correctly generate 64-bit syscall argument comparisons with arithmetic operators (LT, GT, LE, GE). An attacker could use this to bypass intended access restrictions for argument-filtered system calls.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 19.04
libseccomp2 - 2.4.1-0ubuntu0.19.04.3
Ubuntu 18.10
libseccomp2 - 2.4.1-0ubuntu0.18.10.3
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
libseccomp2 - 2.4.1-0ubuntu0.18.04.2
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
libseccomp2 - 2.4.1-0ubuntu0.16.04.2

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

This update uses a new upstream release which includes additional bug fixes. In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.