[USN-3815-1] gettext vulnerability

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[USN-3815-1] gettext vulnerability

Leonidas S. Barbosa
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3815-1
November 12, 2018

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

- Ubuntu 18.10
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary:

gettext could be made to execute arbitrary code if it received
a specially crafted message.

Software Description:
- gettext: GNU Internationalization utilities

Details:

It was discovered that gettext incorrectly handled certain messages.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.10:
  gettext                         0.19.8.1-8ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
  gettext                         0.19.8.1-6ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
  gettext                         0.19.7-2ubuntu3.1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
  gettext                         0.18.3.1-1ubuntu3.1

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

References:
  https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3815-1
  CVE-2018-18751

Package Information:
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gettext/0.19.8.1-8ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gettext/0.19.8.1-6ubuntu0.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gettext/0.19.7-2ubuntu3.1
  https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gettext/0.18.3.1-1ubuntu3.1
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