Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5735-1

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5735-1
November 22, 2022

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

– Ubuntu 16.04 ESM

Summary:

Sysstat could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
processed specially crafted input.

Software Description:
– sysstat: system performance tools for Linux

Details:

It was discovered that Sysstat did not properly check bounds
when perfoming certain arithmetic operations on 32 bit systems.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or
arbitrary code execution.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
sysstat 11.2.0-1ubuntu0.3+esm1

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

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5735-1
CVE-2022-39377