Libsolv Security Update for Ubuntu Linux 18.10
Posted on: 03/23/2019 08:41 AM

Updated libsolv packages has been released for Ubuntu Linux 18.10

Libsolv Security Update for Ubuntu Linux 18.10


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3916-1
March 22, 2019

libsolv vulnerabilities
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 18.10

Summary:

Libzip could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.

Software Description:
- libsolv: A dependency solver using a satisfiablility algorithm

Details:

It was discovered that libsolv incorrectly handled certain malformed input. If a
user or automated system were tricked into opening a specially crafted file,
applications that rely on libsolv could be made to crash, resulting in a denial
of service.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.10:
libsolv-tools 0.6.35-2ubuntu0.18.10.1
libsolv0 0.6.35-2ubuntu0.18.10.1
libsolvext0 0.6.35-2ubuntu0.18.10.1

After a standard system update you need to reboot your computer to make
all the necessary changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3916-1
CVE-2018-20532, CVE-2018-20533, CVE-2018-20534

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libsolv/0.6.35-2ubuntu0.18.10.1



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