USN-3323-2: GNU C Library vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3323-2
29th June, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
Gnu C library could be made to run programs as an administrator.
- eglibc - GNU C Library
USN-3323-1 fixed a vulnerability in the GNU C Library. This update provides the
corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
Original advisory details:
It was discovered that the GNU C library did not properly handle memory
when processing environment variables for setuid programs. A local attacker
could use this in combination with another vulnerability to gain
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.