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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
USN-4548-1: libuv vulnerability
29 September 2020
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2020-8252
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators
running libuv check for an updated version of the software for their
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USN-4548-1: libuv vulnerability
28 September 2020
libuv could be made to crash or execute arbitrary code if it received a specially
o Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
o libuv1 - asynchronous event notification library - runtime library
It was discovered that libuv incorrectly handled certain paths.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or execute
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package
o libuv1 - 1.34.2-1ubuntu1.1
After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.
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