Linux Advisory Watch: May 27, 2022

Advisories

Linux Advisory Watch: May 27, 2022

Happy Friday fellow Linux geeks! This week, important updates have been issued for OpenJDK, gzip and OpenSSL. Read on to learn about these vulnerabilities and how to secure your system against them. 

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OpenJDK

The Discovery 

Multiple security bugs have been discovered in the OpenJDK Java runtime (CVE-2022-21426, CVE-2022-21434, CVE-2022-21443 and CVE-2022-21476).

Openjdk

The Impact

These vulnerabilities could result in denial of service (DoS) or information disclosure.

The Fix

An OpenJDK security update mitigates these issues. Update now to protect your sensitive information and the security and availability of your systems.

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gzip

The Discovery 

An important arbitrary-file-write vulnerability (CVE-2022-1271) has been found in the gzip file compression and decompression application.
Gzip

The Impact

This flaw allows a remote, low privileged attacker to force zgrep to write arbitrary files on the system.

The Fix

A gzip security update fixes this bug. We recommend updating as soon as possible to project the confidentiality, integrity and availability of your files and your system.

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OpenSSL

The Discovery

It was discovered that The c_rehash script does not properly sanitize shell metacharacters to prevent command injection (CVE-2022-1292).

The ImpactOpenssl

This flaw could result in an attacker being able to execute arbitrary commands with the privileges of the script.

The Fix

An OpenSSL security update mitigates this issue. We recommend that you upgrade your OpenSSL packages promptly to protect against attacks and compromise.

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