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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-5826-1
January 25, 2023

privoxy vulnerabilities

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

– Ubuntu 20.04 LTS
– Ubuntu 18.04 LTS


Several security issues were fixed in Privoxy.

Software Description:
– privoxy: Privacy enhancing HTTP Proxy


Joshua Rogers discovered that Privoxy incorrectly handled memory
allocation. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial of service.

Artem Ivanov discovered that Privoxy incorrectly handled input
validations. An
attacker could possibly use this issue to perform cross-site scripting
(XSS) attacks.

Update instructions:

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

Ubuntu 20.04 LTS:
privoxy 3.0.28-2ubuntu0.2

Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
privoxy 3.0.26-5ubuntu0.3

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

CVE-2021-44540, CVE-2021-44543

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