Critical Code Execution Flaw in XZ Utils Threatens Systems: Patch Now!

April 1, 2024
Critical Code Execution Flaw in XZ Utils Threatens Systems: Patch Now!
  • A severe vulnerability, identified as CVE-2024-3094, was discovered in the XZ Utils library allowing remote code execution.

  • The flaw received the maximum severity rating on both CVSS 3.1 and CVSS 4.0 scales.

  • The compromised versions are xz/liblzma 5.6.0 and 5.6.1, with the backdoor hidden in binary test files.

  • The Mend Container solution can scan for this vulnerability in container images and registries, providing updates on affected Linux distributions.

  • A discrepancy exists between the Debian advisory and the official announcement regarding the vulnerability.

  • Affected users are urged to upgrade or downgrade to a safe version of the affected distributions as provided in the advisories.

  • Immediate action is required to mitigate the serious security risk presented by this backdoor in XZ Utils.

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