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A Sysstat security update has been released for Ubuntu 16.04 ESM.

USN-5735-1: Sysstat vulnerability

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5735-1
November 22, 2022

sysstat vulnerability

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

- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM


Sysstat could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
processed specially crafted input.

Software Description:
- sysstat: system performance tools for Linux


It was discovered that Sysstat did not properly check bounds
when perfoming certain arithmetic operations on 32 bit systems.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or
arbitrary code execution.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
sysstat 11.2.0-1ubuntu0.3+esm1

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