USN-4357-1: IPRoute vulnerability

13 May 2020

iproute2 vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


IPRoute could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received a specially crafted input.

Software Description

  • iproute2 - networking and traffic control tools


It was discovered that IPRoute incorrectly handled certain inputs. 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 18.04 LTS
iproute2 - 4.15.0-2ubuntu1.1

To update your system, please follow these instructions:

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