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[USN-2371-1] Exuberant Ctags vulnerability

It säkerhetsrapporter LinuxSkapad av J. Halex ons, oktober 08, 2014 22:20:34

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-2371-1

October 08, 2014

exuberant-ctags vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

- Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

Summary:

Exuberant Ctags could be made to consume resources.

Software Description:

- exuberant-ctags: build tag file indexes of source code definitions

Details:

It was discovered that Exuberant Ctags incorrectly handled certain minified js files. An attacker could use this issue to possibly cause Exuberant Ctags to consume resources, resulting in a denial of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:

exuberant-ctags 1:5.9~svn20110310-7ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 12.04 LTS:

exuberant-ctags 1:5.9~svn20110310-3ubuntu0.1

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

References:

http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-2371-1

CVE-2014-7204

Package Information:

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exuberant-ctags/1:5.9~svn20110310-7ubuntu0.1

https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/exuberant-ctags/1:5.9~svn20110310-3ubuntu0.1



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