Ubuntu 3658-3: procps-ng vulnerabilities

    Date16 Aug 2018
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Several security issues were fixed in procps-ng.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3658-3
    August 16, 2018
    procps vulnerabilities
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM
    Several security issues were fixed in procps-ng.
    Software Description:
    - procps: /proc file system utilities
    USN-3658-1 fixed a vulnerability in procps-ng. This update provides
    the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.
    Original advisory details:
     It was discovered that the procps-ng top utility incorrectly read its
     configuration file from the current working directory. A local
     attacker could possibly use this issue to escalate privileges.
     It was discovered that the procps-ng ps tool incorrectly handled
     memory. A local user could possibly use this issue to cause a denial
     of service. (CVE-2018-1123)
     It was discovered that the procps-ng pgrep utility incorrectly handled
     memory. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause de
     denial of service. (CVE-2018-1125)
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
      procps                          1:3.2.8-11ubuntu6.6
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
      CVE-2018-1122, CVE-2018-1123, CVE-2018-1125
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