[USN-3709-1] Xapian-core vulnerability


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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3709-1
July 10, 2018

xapian-core vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

– Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
– Ubuntu 17.10

Summary:

Xapian-core could be made to execute arbitrary code if it
received a specially crafted file.

Software Description:
– xapian-core: Development files for Xapian search engine library

Details:

It was discovered that Xapian-core incorrectly handled certain files.
An attacker could possibly use this to execute arbitrary code.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
=C2=A0 libxapian30=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=
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1ubuntu0.1
=C2=A0 xapian-tools=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=
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untu0.1

Ubuntu 17.10:
=C2=A0 libxapian30=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=
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2ubuntu0.1
=C2=A0 xapian-tools=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=
=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A0=C2=A01.4.4-2ub=
untu0.1

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

References:
=C2=A0 https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3709-1
=C2=A0 CVE-2018-0499

Package Information:
=C2=A0 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xapian-core/1.4.5-1ubuntu0.1
=C2=A0 https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xapian-core/1.4.4-2ubuntu0.1
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