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Test ID:1.3.6.1.4.1.25623.1.0.844432
Category:Ubuntu Local Security Checks
Title:Ubuntu: Security Advisory for json-c (USN-4360-2)
Summary:The remote host is missing an update for the 'json-c'; package(s) announced via the USN-4360-2 advisory.
Description:Summary:
The remote host is missing an update for the 'json-c'
package(s) announced via the USN-4360-2 advisory.

Vulnerability Insight:
USN-4360-1 fixed a vulnerability in json-c. The security fix introduced
a memory leak in some scenarios. This update reverts the security fix
pending further investigation.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that json-c incorrectly handled certain JSON files.
An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.

Affected Software/OS:
'json-c' package(s) on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS, Ubuntu 19.10, Ubuntu 18.04 LTS, Ubuntu 16.04 LTS.

Solution:
Please install the updated package(s).

CVSS Score:
5.0

CVSS Vector:
AV:N/AC:L/Au:N/C:P/I:N/A:N

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