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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5735-1 – Torchsec
Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5735-1
November 22, 2022
A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
- Ubuntu 16.04 ESM
Sysstat could be made to crash or run programs as your login if it
processed specially crafted input.
- sysstat: system performance tools for Linux
It was discovered that Sysstat did not properly check bounds
when perfoming certain arithmetic operations on 32 bit systems.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or
arbitrary code execution.
The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.