Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4548-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4548-1
September 28, 2020

libuv1 vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

– Ubuntu 20.04 LTS

Summary:

libuv could be made to crash or execute arbitrary code if it received a specially
crafted path.

Software Description:
– libuv1: asynchronous event notification library – runtime library

Details:

It was discovered that libuv incorrectly handled certain paths.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or execute
arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
libuv1 1.34.2-1ubuntu1.1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/4548-1
CVE-2020-8252

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libuv1/1.34.2-1ubuntu1.1