Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4500-1
September 15, 2020
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
bsdiff could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
opened a specially crafted file.
– bsdiff: generate/apply a patch between two binary files
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.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
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