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    Ubuntu 4500-1: bsdiff vulnerabilities

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    bsdiff could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it opened a specially crafted file.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4500-1
    September 15, 2020
    
    bsdiff vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    bsdiff could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
    opened a specially crafted file.
    
    Software Description:
    - bsdiff: generate/apply a patch between two binary files
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that bsdiff mishandled certain input. If a user were tricked
    into opening a malicious file, an attacker could cause bsdiff to crash or
    potentially execute arbitrary code.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      bsdiff                          4.3-15+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4500-1
      CVE-2014-9862
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/bsdiff/4.3-15+deb8u1build0.16.04.1
    
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