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AUSCERT External Security Bulletin Redistribution
15 January 2019
AusCERT Security Bulletin Summary
Operating System: Ubuntu
Impact/Access: Execute Arbitrary Code/Commands -- Remote with User Interaction
Modify Arbitrary Files -- Remote with User Interaction
Delete Arbitrary Files -- Remote with User Interaction
CVE Names: CVE-2018-1000888
Comment: This advisory references vulnerabilities in products which run on
platforms other than Ubuntu. It is recommended that administrators
running php-pear check for an updated version of the software for
their operating system.
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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3857-1
January 14, 2019
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- - Ubuntu 18.10
- - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
- - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
PEAR could be made to run programs if it processed a specially crafted
- - php-pear: PHP Extension and Application Repository
Fariskhi Vidyan discovered that PEAR Archive_Tar incorrectly handled
certain archive paths. A remote attacker could possibly use this issue to
execute arbitrary code.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.=
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