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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6478-1
November 14, 2023

traceroute vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)

Summary:

Traceroute could be made to execute arbitrary commands.

Software Description:
- traceroute: Traces the route taken by packets over an IPv4/IPv6 network

Details:

It was discovered that Traceroute did not properly parse command
line arguments. An attacker could possibly use this issue to
execute arbitrary commands.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   traceroute                      1:2.1.0-2ubuntu0.22.04.1~esm1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   traceroute                      1:2.1.0-2ubuntu0.20.04.1~esm1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   traceroute                      1:2.1.0-2ubuntu0.18.04.1~esm1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   traceroute                      1:2.0.21-1ubuntu0.1~esm1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
   traceroute                      1:2.0.20-0ubuntu0.1+esm1

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References:
   https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6478-1
   CVE-2023-46316

Ubuntu 6478-1: Traceroute vulnerability

November 14, 2023
Traceroute could be made to execute arbitrary commands.

Summary

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives: - Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro) - Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro) - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro) - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro) - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro) Summary: Traceroute could be made to execute arbitrary commands. Software Description: - traceroute: Traces the route taken by packets over an IPv4/IPv6 network Details: It was discovered that Traceroute did not properly parse command line arguments. An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary commands.

Update Instructions

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions: Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):   traceroute                      1:2.1.0-2ubuntu0.22.04.1~esm1 Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):   traceroute                      1:2.1.0-2ubuntu0.20.04.1~esm1 Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):   traceroute                      1:2.1.0-2ubuntu0.18.04.1~esm1 Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):   traceroute                      1:2.0.21-1ubuntu0.1~esm1 Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):   traceroute                      1:2.0.20-0ubuntu0.1+esm1 In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.

References

  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6478-1

  CVE-2023-46316

Severity
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6478-1

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