USN-3352-1: nginx vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3352-1

13th July, 2017

nginx vulnerability

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

  • Ubuntu 17.04
  • Ubuntu 16.10
  • Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
  • Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

nginx could be made to expose sensitive information over the network.

Software description

  • nginx - small, powerful, scalable web/proxy server

Details

It was discovered that an integer overflow existed in the range filter
feature of nginx. A remote attacker could use this to expose
sensitive information.

Update instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:

Ubuntu 17.04:
nginx-extras 1.10.3-1ubuntu3.1
nginx-full 1.10.3-1ubuntu3.1
nginx-common 1.10.3-1ubuntu3.1
nginx-light 1.10.3-1ubuntu3.1
nginx-core 1.10.3-1ubuntu3.1
Ubuntu 16.10:
nginx-extras 1.10.1-0ubuntu1.3
nginx-full 1.10.1-0ubuntu1.3
nginx-common 1.10.1-0ubuntu1.3
nginx-light 1.10.1-0ubuntu1.3
nginx-core 1.10.1-0ubuntu1.3
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
nginx-extras 1.10.3-0ubuntu0.16.04.2
nginx-full 1.10.3-0ubuntu0.16.04.2
nginx-common 1.10.3-0ubuntu0.16.04.2
nginx-light 1.10.3-0ubuntu0.16.04.2
nginx-core 1.10.3-0ubuntu0.16.04.2
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
nginx-extras 1.4.6-1ubuntu3.8
nginx-full 1.4.6-1ubuntu3.8
nginx-common 1.4.6-1ubuntu3.8
nginx-light 1.4.6-1ubuntu3.8
nginx-core 1.4.6-1ubuntu3.8

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.

References

CVE-2017-7529