Ubuntu 4242-1: Sysstat vulnerabilities

    Date 20 Jan 2020
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    Posted By LinuxSecurity Advisories
    Several security issues were fixed in Sysstat.
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    Ubuntu Security Notice USN-4242-1
    January 20, 2020
    
    sysstat vulnerabilities
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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:
    
    Several security issues were fixed in Sysstat.
    
    Software Description:
    - sysstat: system performance tools for Linux
    
    Details:
    
    It was discovered that Sysstat incorrectly handled certain inputs.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to cause a crash or execute
    arbitrary code. This issue only affected Ubuntu 19.04 and Ubuntu 19.10.
    (CVE-2019-16167)
    
    It was discovered that Sysstat incorrectly handled certain inputs.
    An attacker could possibly use this issue to execute arbitrary code.
    (CVE-2019-19725)
    
    Update instructions:
    
    The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
    package versions:
    
    Ubuntu 19.10:
      sysstat                         12.0.6-1ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 19.04:
      sysstat                         12.0.1-1ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 18.04 LTS:
      sysstat                         11.6.1-1ubuntu0.1
    
    Ubuntu 16.04 LTS:
      sysstat                         11.2.0-1ubuntu0.3
    
    In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary changes.
    
    References:
      https://usn.ubuntu.com/4242-1
      CVE-2019-16167, CVE-2019-19725
    
    Package Information:
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sysstat/12.0.6-1ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sysstat/12.0.1-1ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sysstat/11.6.1-1ubuntu0.1
      https://launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/sysstat/11.2.0-1ubuntu0.3
    

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