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    Ubuntu 4631-1: libmaxminddb vulnerability

    Date 12 Nov 2020
    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    libmaxminddb could be made to crash if it received specially crafted data.
    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4631-1
    November 12, 2020
    libmaxminddb vulnerability
    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    - Ubuntu 20.10
    - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
    libmaxminddb could be made to crash if it received specially crafted data.
    Software Description:
    - libmaxminddb: C library for the MaxMind DB file format
    It was discovered that libmaxminddb incorrectly handled certain memory
    operations. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to cause
    applications using libmaxminddb to crash, resulting in a denial of service.
    Update instructions:
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    Ubuntu 20.10:
      libmaxminddb0                   1.4.2-0ubuntu1.20.10.1
    Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
      libmaxminddb0                   1.4.2-0ubuntu1.20.04.1
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    Package Information:

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