[USN-5426-1] needrestart vulnerability


========================================================================== Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5426-1 May 17, 2022
needrestart vulnerability ==========================================================================
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
– Ubuntu 22.04 LTS – Ubuntu 21.10 – Ubuntu 20.04 LTS – Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
Summary:
needrestart could be made to run programs.
Software Description: – needrestart: check which daemons need to be restarted after library upgrades
Details:
Jakub Wilk discovered that needrestart incorrectly used some regular expressions. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
Update instructions:
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following package versions:
Ubuntu 22.04 LTS: needrestart 3.5-5ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 21.10: needrestart 3.5-4ubuntu2.1
Ubuntu 20.04 LTS: needrestart 3.4-6ubuntu0.1
Ubuntu 18.04 LTS: needrestart 3.1-1ubuntu0.1
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
References: ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5426-1 CVE-2022-30688
Package Information: launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/needrestart/3.5-5ubuntu2.1 launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/needrestart/3.5-4ubuntu2.1 launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/needrestart/3.4-6ubuntu0.1 launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/needrestart/3.1-1ubuntu0.1