USN-4338-1: re2c vulnerability
22 April 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 19.10
re2c could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted file.
- re2c - tool for generating fast C-based recognizers
Agostino Sarubbo discovered that re2c incorrectly handled certain files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
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.