Ubuntu 4170-1: Whoopsie vulnerability

    Date 30 Oct 2019
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Whoopsie could be made to crash, expose sensitive information or run programs if it processed a specially crafted crash report.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4170-1
    October 30, 2019
    
    whoopsie vulnerability
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    A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:
    
    - Ubuntu 19.10
    - Ubuntu 19.04
    - Ubuntu 18.04 LTS
    - Ubuntu 16.04 LTS
    
    Summary:
    
    Whoopsie could be made to crash, expose sensitive information or run
    programs if it processed a specially crafted crash report.
    
    Software Description:
    - whoopsie: Ubuntu error tracker submission
    
    Details:
    
    Kevin Backhouse discovered Whoopsie incorrectly handled very large crash
    reports. A local attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a denial
    of service, expose sensitive information or execute code as the whoopsie
    user.
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 19.10:
      libwhoopsie0                    0.2.66ubuntu0.1
      whoopsie                        0.2.66ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 19.04:
      libwhoopsie0                    0.2.64ubuntu0.2
      whoopsie                        0.2.64ubuntu0.2
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      libwhoopsie0                    0.2.62ubuntu0.2
      whoopsie                        0.2.62ubuntu0.2
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libwhoopsie0                    0.2.52.5ubuntu0.2
      whoopsie                        0.2.52.5ubuntu0.2
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4170-1
      CVE-2019-11484
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/whoopsie/0.2.66ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/whoopsie/0.2.64ubuntu0.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/whoopsie/0.2.62ubuntu0.2
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/whoopsie/0.2.52.5ubuntu0.2
    

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