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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
23 November 2017
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote/Unauthenticated
Access Privileged Data -- Existing Account
Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2017-1000232 CVE-2017-1000231 CVE-2014-3209
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators
running ldns check for an updated version of the software for their
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3491-1
November 22, 2017
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- - Ubuntu 17.10
- - Ubuntu 17.04
- - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in ldns.
- - ldns: ldns library for DNS programming
Leon Weber discovered that the ldns-keygen tool incorrectly set permissions
on private keys. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to obtain
generated private keys. This issue only applied to Ubuntu 14.04 LTS.
Stephan Zeisberg discovered that ldns incorrectly handled memory when
processing data. A remote attacker could use this issue to cause ldns to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary
code. (CVE-2017-1000231, CVE-2017-1000232)
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 14.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
CVE-2014-3209, CVE-2017-1000231, CVE-2017-1000232
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