QID 198500

Date Published: 2021-09-20

QID 198500: Ubuntu Security Notification for Squashfs-Tools Vulnerability (USN-5078-1)

Squashfs-tools mishandled certain malformed squashfs files.

Note: The preceding description block is extracted directly from the security advisory. Using automation, we have attempted to clean and format it as much as possible without introducing additional issues.

an attacker could use this vulnerability to write arbitrary files to the filesystem..

  • CVSS V3 rated as Critical - 8.1 severity.
  • CVSS V2 rated as Medium - 5.8 severity.
  • Solution
    Refer to Ubuntu advisory: USN-5078-1 for affected packages and patching details, or update with your package manager.
    Vendor References

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    Software Advisories
    Advisory ID Software Component Link
    USN-5078-1 Ubuntu Linux URL Logo ubuntu.com/security/notices/USN-5078-1