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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5820-1
January 24, 2023

exuberant-ctags 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
– Ubuntu 16.04 ESM


Exuberant ctags could be make to perform arbitary command execution if run
with maliciously crafted user input

Software Description:
– exuberant-ctags: build tag file indexes of source code definitions


Lorenz Hipp discovered a flaw in exuberant-ctags handling of the tag
filename command-line argument. A crafted tag filename specified in the
command line or in the configuration file could result in arbitrary
command execution.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 22.10:
exuberant-ctags 1:5.9~svn20110310-16ubuntu0.22.10.1

Ubuntu 22.04 LTS:
exuberant-ctags 1:5.9~svn20110310-16ubuntu0.22.04.1

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
exuberant-ctags 1:5.9~svn20110310-12ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
exuberant-ctags 1:5.9~svn20110310-11ubuntu0.1

Ubuntu 16.04 ESM:
exuberant-ctags 1:5.9~svn20110310-11ubuntu0.1~esm1

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


Package Information:

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