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A Sysstat security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS, 22.04 LTS, and 22.10.



USN-5748-1: Sysstat vulnerability


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5748-1
November 29, 2022

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

- Ubuntu 22.10
- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Summary:

Sysstat could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially
crafted data.

Software Description:
- sysstat: system performance tools for Linux

Details:

It was discovered that Sysstat incorrectly handled certain arithmetic
multiplications. An attacker could use this issue to cause Sysstat to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 22.10:
isag 12.5.6-1ubuntu0.1
sysstat 12.5.6-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
isag 12.5.2-2ubuntu0.1
sysstat 12.5.2-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
isag 12.2.0-2ubuntu0.2
sysstat 12.2.0-2ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
isag 11.6.1-1ubuntu0.2
sysstat 11.6.1-1ubuntu0.2

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

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5748-1
CVE-2022-39377

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sysstat/12.5.6-1ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sysstat/12.5.2-2ubuntu0.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sysstat/12.2.0-2ubuntu0.2
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sysstat/11.6.1-1ubuntu0.2