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             AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution

                               ESB-2023.7121
                     USN-6518-1: AFFLIB vulnerability
                             29 November 2023

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        AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
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Product:           AFFLIB
Publisher:         Ubuntu
Operating System:  Ubuntu
Resolution:        Patch/Upgrade
CVE Names:         CVE-2018-8050  

Original Bulletin: 
   https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6518-1

Comment: CVSS (Max):  6.5 CVE-2018-8050 (CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H)
         CVSS Source: Ubuntu
         Calculator:  https://www.first.org/cvss/calculator/3.0#CVSS:3.0/AV:N/AC:L/PR:N/UI:R/S:U/C:N/I:N/A:H

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USN-6518-1: AFFLIB vulnerability

28 November 2023

AFFLIB could be made to crash if it opened a specially crafted file.

Releases

  o Ubuntu 18.04 ESM
  o Ubuntu 16.04 ESM

Packages

  o afflib - Advanced Forensics Format Library

Details

Luis Rocha discovered that AFFLIB incorrectly handled certain input files.
If a user or automated system were tricked into processing a specially
crafted AFF image file, a remote attacker could possibly use this issue
to cause a denial of service via application crash. ( CVE-2018-8050 )

Update instructions

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

Ubuntu 18.04

  o afflib-tools - 3.7.16-2ubuntu0.1~esm1
    Available with Ubuntu Pro
  o libafflib0v5 - 3.7.16-2ubuntu0.1~esm1
    Available with Ubuntu Pro

Ubuntu 16.04

  o afflib-tools - 3.7.7-3ubuntu0.1~esm1
    Available with Ubuntu Pro
  o libafflib0v5 - 3.7.7-3ubuntu0.1~esm1
    Available with Ubuntu Pro

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

References

  o CVE-2018-8050

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