Ubuntu 3749-1: Spidermonkey vulnerabilities

    Date22 Aug 2018
    CategoryUbuntu
    2253
    Posted ByAnthony Pell
    Several security issues were fixed in Spidermonkey.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3749-1
    August 22, 2018
    
    mozjs52 vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in Spidermonkey.
    
    Software Description:
    - mozjs52: SpiderMonkey JavaScript library
    
    Details:
    
    Multiple memory safety issues were fixed in Spidermonkey. An attacker
    could potentially exploit these to cause a denial of service, or execute
    arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      libmozjs-52-0                   52.9.1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
    
    After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
    all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3749-1
      CVE-2018-5188
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/mozjs52/52.9.1-0ubuntu0.18.04.1
    
    
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