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USN-3839-1: WavPack vulnerabilities

It was discovered that WavPack incorrectly handled certain WAV files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-19840, CVE-2018-19841)

6 December 2018 | ubuntu-18.10, ubuntu-18.04-lts, ubuntu-16.04-lts, ubuntu-14.04-lts

USN-3838-1: LibRaw vulnerabilities

It was discovered that LibRaw incorrectly handled photo files. If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially crafted photo file, a remote attacker could cause applications linked against LibRaw to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.

6 December 2018 | ubuntu-18.04-lts, ubuntu-16.04-lts, ubuntu-14.04-lts

USN-3811-3: SpamAssassin vulnerabilities

USN-3811-1 fixed a vulnerability in spamassassin. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM. Original advisory details: It was discovered that SpamAssassin incorrectly handled the PDFInfo plugin. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-11780) It was discovered that…

5 December 2018 | ubuntu-12.04-esm

USN-3837-1: poppler vulnerabilities

It was discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain PDF files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service. (CVE-2018-16646, CVE-2018-19058, CVE-2018-19059, CVE-2018-19060) It was discovered that poppler incorrectly handled certain PDF files. An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of…

4 December 2018 | ubuntu-18.10, ubuntu-18.04-lts, ubuntu-16.04-lts, ubuntu-14.04-lts

USN-3836-2: Linux kernel (HWE) vulnerabilities

USN-3836-1 fixed vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel for Ubuntu 18.04 LTS. This update provides the corresponding updates for the Linux Hardware Enablement (HWE) kernel from Ubuntu 18.04 LTS for Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. Jann Horn discovered that the Linux kernel mishandles mapping UID or GID ranges inside nested user namespaces in some situations. A…

4 December 2018 | ubuntu-16.04-lts

USN-3836-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Jann Horn discovered that the Linux kernel mishandles mapping UID or GID ranges inside nested user namespaces in some situations. A local attacker could use this to bypass access controls on resources outside the namespace. (CVE-2018-18955) Philipp Wendler discovered that the overlayfs implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly verify…

3 December 2018 | ubuntu-18.04-lts

USN-3835-1: Linux kernel vulnerabilities

Jann Horn discovered that the procfs file system implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly restrict the ability to inspect the kernel stack of an arbitrary task. A local attacker could use this to expose sensitive information. (CVE-2018-17972) Jann Horn discovered that the mremap() system call in the Linux kernel did not properly flush…

3 December 2018 | ubuntu-18.10

USN-3834-2: Perl vulnerabilities

USN-3834-1 fixed a vulnerability in perl. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM. Original advisory details: Jayakrishna Menon discovered that Perl incorrectly handled Perl_my_setenv. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code….

3 December 2018 | ubuntu-12.04-esm

USN-3834-1: Perl vulnerabilities

Jayakrishna Menon discovered that Perl incorrectly handled Perl_my_setenv. An attacker could use this issue to cause Perl to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code. (CVE-2018-18311) Eiichi Tsukata discovered that Perl incorrectly handled certain regular expressions. An attacker could use this issue to cause…

3 December 2018 | ubuntu-18.10, ubuntu-18.04-lts, ubuntu-16.04-lts, ubuntu-14.04-lts

USN-3833-1: Linux kernel (AWS) vulnerabilities

Jann Horn discovered that the Linux kernel mishandles mapping UID or GID ranges inside nested user namespaces in some situations. A local attacker could use this to bypass access controls on resources outside the namespace. (CVE-2018-18955) Philipp Wendler discovered that the overlayfs implementation in the Linux kernel did not properly verify…

30 November 2018 | ubuntu-18.04-lts