Ubuntu 3228-1: libevent vulnerabilities

    Date 13 Mar 2017
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in libevent.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3228-1
    March 13, 2017
    libevent vulnerabilities
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 16.10
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 12.04 LTS
    Several security issues were fixed in libevent.
    Software Description:
    - libevent: Asynchronous event notification library
    Guido Vranken discovered that libevent incorrectly handled memory when
    processing certain data. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue
    with an application that uses libevent to cause a denial of service, or
    possibly execute arbitrary code.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 16.10:
      libevent-2.0-5                  2.0.21-stable-2ubuntu0.16.10.1
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libevent-2.0-5                  2.0.21-stable-2ubuntu0.16.04.1
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      libevent-2.0-5                  2.0.21-stable-1ubuntu1.14.04.2
    Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:
      libevent-2.0-5                  2.0.16-stable-1ubuntu0.2
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
      CVE-2016-10195, CVE-2016-10196, CVE-2016-10197
    Package Information:

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