Ubuntu 3400-1: Augeas vulnerability

    Date21 Aug 2017
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Augeas could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3400-1
    August 21, 2017
    
    augeas vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 17.04
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Augeas could be made to crash if it received specially crafted
    input.
    
    Software Description:
    - augeas: Configuration editing tool
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Augeas incorrectly handled certain strings.
    An attacker could use this issue to cause Augeas to crash, leading
    to 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 17.04:
      augeas-tools                    1.6.0-0ubuntu3.1
      libaugeas0                      1.6.0-0ubuntu3.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      augeas-tools                    1.4.0-0ubuntu1.1
      libaugeas0                      1.4.0-0ubuntu1.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      augeas-tools                    1.2.0-0ubuntu1.3
      libaugeas0                      1.2.0-0ubuntu1.3
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3400-1
      CVE-2017-7555
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/augeas/1.6.0-0ubuntu3.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/augeas/1.4.0-0ubuntu1.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/augeas/1.2.0-0ubuntu1.3
    
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