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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
29 January 2018
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: UNIX variants (UNIX, Linux, OSX)
Impact/Access: Denial of Service -- Remote/Unauthenticated
CVE Names: CVE-2018-6003 CVE-2017-10790
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators
running libtasn1 check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3547-1
January 25, 2018
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- - Ubuntu 17.10
- - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
- - Ubuntu 14.04 LTS
Several security issues were fixed in Libtasn1.
- - libtasn1-6: Library to manage ASN.1 structures
It was discovered that Libtasn1 incorrectly handled certain files.
If a user were tricked into opening a crafted file, an attacker could
possibly use this to cause a denial of service. This issue only
affected Ubuntu 14.04 LTS and Ubuntu 16.04 LTS. (CVE-2017-10790)
It was discovered that Libtasn1 incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this to cause Libtasn1 to hang,
resulting in a denial of service. This issue only affected Ubuntu 16.04
LTS and Ubuntu 17.10. (CVE-2018-6003)
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
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