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A ZenLib security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 14.04 ESM, 16.04 ESM, 18.04 LTS, and 20.04 LTS.



USN-6048-1: ZenLib vulnerability


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6048-1
April 28, 2023

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

- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
- Ubuntu 14.04 ESM

Summary:

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

Software Description:
- libzen: ZenLib C++ utility library -- development files

Details:

It was discovered that ZenLib doesn't check the return value of a specific
operation before using it. An attacker could use a specially crafted input
to crash programs using the library.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
libzen-dev 0.4.37-1ubuntu0.20.04.1
libzen0v5 0.4.37-1ubuntu0.20.04.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
libzen-dev 0.4.37-1ubuntu0.18.04.1
libzen0v5 0.4.37-1ubuntu0.18.04.1

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
libzen-dev 0.4.32-1ubuntu0.16.04.1+esm1
libzen0v5 0.4.32-1ubuntu0.16.04.1+esm1

Ubuntu 14.04 ESM:
libzen-dev 0.4.29-1ubuntu0.1~esm1
libzen0 0.4.29-1ubuntu0.1~esm1

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

References:
https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6048-1
CVE-2020-36646

Package Information:
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libzen/0.4.37-1ubuntu0.20.04.1
https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/libzen/0.4.37-1ubuntu0.18.04.1