Ubuntu 4170-3: Whoopsie regression

    Date05 Nov 2019
    CategoryUbuntu
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    Posted ByLinuxSecurity Advisories
    Ubuntu Large
    USN-4170-2 caused a regression in Whoopsie
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4170-3
    November 05, 2019
    
    whoopsie regression
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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:
    
    USN-4170-2 caused a regression in Whoopsie
    
    Software Description:
    - whoopsie: Ubuntu error tracker submission
    
    Details:
    
    USN-4170-1 fixed a vulnerability in Whoopsie and USN-4170-2 fixed a
    subsequent regression. That update was incomplete and could still result in
    Whoopsie potentially crashing when uploading crash reports on some
    architectures.  This update fixes the problem.
    
    We apologize for the inconvenience.
    
    Original advisory 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                    0.2.66ubuntu0.3
      whoopsie                        0.2.66ubuntu0.3
    
    Ubuntu 19.04:
      libwhoopsie0                    0.2.64ubuntu0.4
      whoopsie                        0.2.64ubuntu0.4
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      libwhoopsie0                    0.2.62ubuntu0.4
      whoopsie                        0.2.62ubuntu0.4
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      libwhoopsie0                    0.2.52.5ubuntu0.4
      whoopsie                        0.2.52.5ubuntu0.4
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4170-3
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4170-1
      https://launchpad.net/bugs/1850608
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/whoopsie/0.2.66ubuntu0.3
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/whoopsie/0.2.64ubuntu0.4
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/whoopsie/0.2.62ubuntu0.4
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/whoopsie/0.2.52.5ubuntu0.4
    
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