Executive Summary

Title json-c regression
Name USN-4360-3 First vendor Publication 2020-05-15
Vendor Ubuntu Last vendor Modification 2020-05-15
Severity (Vendor) N/A Revision N/A

Security-Database Scoring CVSS v3

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM


USN-4360-1 introduced a regression in json-c.

Software Description: - json-c: JSON manipulation library


USN-4360-1 fixed a vulnerability in json-c. The security fix introduced a memory leak in some scenarios. This update reverts the security fix pending further investigation.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that json-c incorrectly handled certain JSON files.
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 14.04 ESM:
libjson-c2 0.11-3ubuntu1.2+esm2
libjson0 0.11-3ubuntu1.2+esm2

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
libjson0 0.9-1ubuntu1.3

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


Original Source

Url : http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/USN-4360-3

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Date Informations
2020-05-16 00:18:11
  • First insertion