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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5748-1 ≈ Packet Storm

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5748-1
November 29, 2022

sysstat vulnerability

A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

– Ubuntu 22.10
– Ubuntu 22.04 LTS
– Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
– Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


Sysstat could be made to crash or run programs if it processed specially
crafted data.

Software Description:
– sysstat: system performance tools for Linux


It was discovered that Sysstat incorrectly handled certain arithmetic
multiplications. An attacker could use this issue to cause Sysstat to
crash, resulting in a denial of service, or possibly execute arbitrary

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 22.10:
isag 12.5.6-1ubuntu0.1
sysstat 12.5.6-1ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
isag 12.5.2-2ubuntu0.1
sysstat 12.5.2-2ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
isag 12.2.0-2ubuntu0.2
sysstat 12.2.0-2ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
isag 11.6.1-1ubuntu0.2
sysstat 11.6.1-1ubuntu0.2

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


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