ESB-2018.0464 - [Ubuntu] advancecomp: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Existing account 2018-02-15

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                               ESB-2018.0464
                         AdvanceCOMP vulnerability
                             15 February 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           advancecomp
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
                   Denial of Service               -- Existing Account
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-1056  

Reference:         ESB-2018.0455

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3570-1

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USN-3570-1: AdvanceCOMP vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3570-1

14th February, 2018

advancecomp vulnerability

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

    Ubuntu 17.10
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    Ubuntu 14.04 LTS

Summary

AdvanceCOMP could be made to crash or run programs if it opened a specially crafted file.

Software description

    advancecomp - collection of recompression utilities

Details

Joonun Jang discovered that AdvanceCOMP incorrectly handled certain
malformed zip files. If a user or automated system were tricked into
processing a specially crafted zip file, a remote attacker could cause
AdvanceCOMP to crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly
execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 17.10:
    advancecomp 2.0-1ubuntu0.1 
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
    advancecomp 1.20-1ubuntu0.1 
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
    advancecomp 1.18-1ubuntu0.1 

To update your system, please follow these instructions: https://wiki.ubuntu.com/Security/Upgrades.

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

References

CVE-2018-1056

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