Ubuntu 3605-1: Sharutils vulnerability

    Date22 Mar 2018
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    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Sharutils could be made to execute arbitrary code if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3605-1
    March 22, 2018
    
    sharutils vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 17.10
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Sharutils could be made to execute arbitrary code if it opened a
    specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - sharutils: shar, unshar, uuencode, uudecode
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Sharutils incorrectly handled certain files. An
    attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 17.10:
      sharutils                       1:4.15.2-2ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      sharutils                       1:4.15.2-1ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
      sharutils                       1:4.14-1ubuntu1.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3605-1
      CVE-2018-1000097
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sharutils/1:4.15.2-2ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sharutils/1:4.15.2-1ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sharutils/1:4.14-1ubuntu1.1
    
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