USN-4357-1: IPRoute vulnerability
13 May 2020
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.
- 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.
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.