Ubuntu 3888-1: GVfs vulnerability

    Date12 Feb 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    GVfs could be made to expose sensitive information if it received a specially crafted input.
    ==========================================================================
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3888-1
    February 12, 2019
    
    gvfs vulnerability
    ==========================================================================
    
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 18.10
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    GVfs could be made to expose sensitive information if it received
    a specially crafted input.
    
    Software Description:
    - gvfs: userspace virtual filesystem - GIO module
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that GVfs incorrectly handled certain inputs. An
    attacker could possibly use this issue to access sensitive information.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 18.10:
      gvfs                            1.38.1-0ubuntu1.2
      gvfs-backends                   1.38.1-0ubuntu1.2
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      gvfs                            1.36.1-0ubuntu1.3
      gvfs-backends                   1.36.1-0ubuntu1.3
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
    changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3888-1
      CVE-2019-3827
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gvfs/1.38.1-0ubuntu1.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gvfs/1.36.1-0ubuntu1.3
    
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