ESB-2018.2002 - [Linux][Ubuntu] xapian-core: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction 2018-07-11

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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2018.2002
                Xapian-core vulnerability patched in Ubuntu
                               11 July 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           xapian-core
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
                   Linux variants
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-0499  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3709-1

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators 
         running xapian-core check for an updated version of the software for
         their operating system.

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3709-1
July 10, 2018

xapian-core vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- - Ubuntu 17.10

Summary:

Xapian-core could be made to execute arbitrary code if it
received a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
- - xapian-core: Development files for Xapian search engine library

Details:

It was discovered that Xapian-core incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
   libxapian30                                          1.4.5-1ubuntu0.1
   xapian-tools                                        1.4.5-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 17.10:
   libxapian30                                          1.4.4-2ubuntu0.1
   xapian-tools                                        1.4.4-2ubuntu0.1

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

References:
   https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3709-1
   CVE-2018-0499

Package Information:
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xapian-core/1.4.5-1ubuntu0.1
   https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xapian-core/1.4.4-2ubuntu0.1

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