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A Traceroute security update has been released for Ubuntu Linux 14.04 LTS, 16.04 LTS, 18.04 LTS, 20.04 LTS, and 22.04 LTS.



[USN-6478-1] Traceroute vulnerability


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-6478-1
November 14, 2023

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

- Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)
- Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro)

Summary:

Traceroute could be made to execute arbitrary commands.

Software Description:
- traceroute: Traces the route taken by packets over an IPv4/IPv6 network

Details:

It was discovered that Traceroute did not properly parse command
line arguments. An attacker could possibly use this issue to
execute arbitrary commands.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  traceroute                      1:2.1.0-2ubuntu0.22.04.1~esm1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  traceroute                      1:2.1.0-2ubuntu0.20.04.1~esm1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  traceroute                      1:2.1.0-2ubuntu0.18.04.1~esm1

Ubuntu 16.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  traceroute                      1:2.0.21-1ubuntu0.1~esm1

Ubuntu 14.04 LTS (Available with Ubuntu Pro):
  traceroute                      1:2.0.20-0ubuntu0.1+esm1

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

References:
  https://ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-6478-1
  CVE-2023-46316