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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
22 August 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Existing Account
Denial of Service -- Existing Account
CVE Names: CVE-2017-7555
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USN-3400-1: Augeas vulnerability
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3400-1
21st August, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Augeas could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.
augeas - Configuration editing tool
It was discovered that Augeas incorrectly handled certain strings.
An attacker could use this issue to cause Augeas to crash, leading
to a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package version:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
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.
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