ESB-2018.3542 - [Win][Linux][Ubuntu] gettext: Execute arbitrary code/commands - Remote with user interaction 2018-11-13

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                               ESB-2018.3542
                           gettext vulnerability
                             13 November 2018

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           gettext
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
                   Linux variants
                   Windows
Impact/Access:     Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-18751  

Original Bulletin: 
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3815-1
   http://www.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3815-2

Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on 
         platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators 
         running gettext check for an updated version of the software for 
         their operating system.
         
         This bulletin contains two (2) Ubuntu security advisories.

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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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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3815-2
November 12, 2018

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

- - Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- - gettext: GNU Internationalization utilities

Details:

USN-3815-1 fixed a vulnerability in gettext. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory 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 12.04 ESM:
   gettext                                                  0.18.1.1-5ubuntu3.1

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

References:
   https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3815-2
   https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3815-1
   CVE-2018-18751

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