Ubuntu 3974-1: VCFtools vulnerabilities

    Date13 May 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
    14009
    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    VCFTools could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3974-1
    May 13, 2019
    
    VCFtools vulnerabilities
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    VCFTools could be made to crash if it received specially crafted input.
    
    Software Description:
    - vcftools: Collection of tools to work with VCF files
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that VCFtools improperly handled certain input. If a user
    was tricked into opening a crafted input file, VCFtools could be made to crash.
    (CVE-2018-11099, CVE-2018-11129, CVE-2018-11130)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      vcftools                        0.1.14+dfsg-2ubuntu0.1
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3974-1
      CVE-2018-11099, CVE-2018-11129, CVE-2018-11130
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/vcftools/0.1.14+dfsg-2ubuntu0.1
    
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